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MINUTES 

of the 

PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

Called Meeting 
FIRST CHURCH— BURLINGTON, N. C. 

August 2, 1954 

Fall Adjourned Meeting 
CROSS ROADS CHURCH— MEBANE, N. C. 
September 16, 1954 

Called Meeting 
PARK AVENUE CHURCH— BURLINGTON, N. C. 

November 5, 1954 

Winter Meeting 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIRST STATED 

MEETING 

Starmount Church — Greensboro, N. C. 

January 20, 1955 




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FIRST CHURCH— BURLINGTON, N. C. 

August 2, 1954 



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September 16, 1954 

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November 5, 1954 

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ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY ^ 

Alexander, Chester, D.D 504 Fountain PL, Burlington 

Andrews, Louie V 1729 McKnight Mill Rd., Greensboro 

Baker, W. M Mebane 

Barron, Vance 513 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 

Birdseye, Irving E 2319 Fairfield Ave, Greensboro 

Brammer, Edwin C 714 Elwell Ave., Greensboro 

Brown, William Rt. 5, Reidsville 

Buchanan, Ralph L Rt. 1, Mebane 

Bullock, Leslie, Th.D Flora Macdonald College, Red Springs 

Callis, Cecil Yanceyville 

Cheshire, C. Linwood, Jr 2OI Markham St., Burlington 

Currie, W. M 922 Carr St., Greensboro 

DeSanto, Charles 6, Whitsett 

Dickson, A. P 2520 Church St., Greensboro 

Donnell, J. T Rt. 3, Mebane 

Ensign, John E r^. 2, Chapel Hill 

Flora, Joseph M., Jr 394 w. Bessemer, Greensboro 

Foley, W. L...... Rt. 1, Sanford 

Garrison, Joseph M 214 N. Ridgeway Dr., Greensboro 

Gillespie, E. E 709 Simpson St., Greensboro 

Harper, M. Douglas Pittsboro 

Hodgin, C. E., D.D ^25 W. Avondale, Greensboro 

Hodgkm W. L. Milton 

Huske, Marion S iqh Walker Ave., Greensboro 

Jennings, C Wesley Wentworth ; 

Jones, Frank S., Th.M jit. 1, Leaksville 

King, Hardin A r^. 1, Burlington . 

King, Ray lgg4 Mayfair, Greensboro " . 

Kryder W. H. Graham 

McCutchen, Chalmers F 212 Hawkins Ave., Sanford 

McFayden, H. R Rt. 2, Asheboro 

McLaughlin, W. C, D.D 112 Yamamotu Dori, Ikuti Ku, 

Kobe, Japan 

McMullen, R. J., Sr., Ph.D. ..2O8 Vance St., Chapel Hill 

McNatt, J. P. H 621 Wesley Place, High Point 

McSween, Allen C 304 Waverly Way, Greensboro 

May, Carl Rt. 1, Leasburg 

Millard, J. M Rt. 10, Greensboro 

Misenheimer, Kay M Cedar Grove 

Montgomery, H. Reid mg Lexington Ave., Greensboro 

Morrow, Guy M Rt. 4, Burlington 

Moss, David C McLeansville 

Mosser, Cameron D. L 508 W. Davis St., Burlington 

Murray, Marion J 416 E. Main St., Sanford 

Parks, John G., Jr Reidsville 

Patterson, T. H., D.D Box 2758, 407 Hillcrest Dr., Greensboro 

Piephoff, Z. T Rt. 1, Graham 

Poole, Scott M Box 421, Siler City 

Ramsay, Charles M., Ph.D. ._.i20 College PI., Greensboro 

Ratchford, James E Madison 

Reckard, C. H Hillsboro 

Redhead, John A., Jr., D.D.. ..704 Dover Rd., Greensboro 

Rice, W. M 1905 Woodside, Greensboro 

Rock, Robert B Broadway 

Schenck, L. B., Ph.D Davidson College, Davidson 

Scott, Jack Brown Presbyterian Mission, Soonchun, 

Chulla Namdo, Korea 

Seals, D. Hilton 3735 Colorado St., Long Beach, Calif. 

Skinner, J. Don Rt. 5, Wilkins St., Burlington 

Smith, Harry E Chapel Hill 

Stark, Carl H., Jr 1002 Grace St., Burlington 

Thompson, W. T., Litt.D....__.3410 Chamberlayne Ave., Richmond, Va. 

Wade, James H 804 S. Park St., Asheboro 

Watts, Roy E., D.D 1310 Woodland Dr., High Point 

Westerfield, W. H 1113 Dixie St., Burlington 

Whitener, Olin M Rt. 1, Sanford 

Whitley, John C Leaksville 

Williams, R. Murphy 309 Mayflower Dr., Greensboro 

Wilson, John 1408 Woodland Ave., Sanford 

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ADDRESSES OF MEN AND WOMEN ON PERMANENT 
COMMITTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



E. Frank Andrews, 202 Elmwood Dr., Greensboro 

W. H. Andrews, Woodland Dr., Greensboro 

H. A. Barnes, 111 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro 

Lawrence Bennett, Country Club Apts., Greensboro 

W. R. Booth, 447 W. Washington St., Greensboro 

Smith Brandon, Milton 

W. C. Buchanan, Broadway 

Harry M. Clark, 301 Lakeside, Burlington 

Elwood Clayton, Rt. 1, Ruffin 

Clyde C. Cole, Yanceyville 

G. Worth Covington, Box 656, Greensboro 

P. H. Dalton, Sr., 1048 Rockford Rd., High Point 

Mrs. J. F. Daniel, Rt. 5, Reidsville 

James H. Fox, Asheboro 

Paul D. Hastings, Reidsville 

Dr. S. T. Hart, 406 Parkway, High Point 

Floyd F. Hendley, 206 Waverly Way, Greensboro 

J. H. Highsmith, 121 Vardailia, Greensboro 

Mrs. James Hogg, 209 Louise, High Point 

Gabe Holmes, 106 W. Chisholm St., Sanford 

Mrs. Ralph Holt, 724 Tarleton, Burlington 

W. M. Holt, Sr., Box 316, Sanford 

R. D. Hughes, Cedar Grove 

J. R. Ingram, 206 Hawkins Ave., Sanford 

John H. James, Mebane 

John Kellenberger, 306 Parkway, Greensboro 

C. E. Kerchner, 500 Cornwallis Dr., Greensboro 
Victor King, 219 Gulf St., Sanford 

DeWitt Kinsinger, 566 Parkway Dr., Burlington 
Robert E. Kiser, Asheboro 

Henry Koonts, 317 Ardmore Circle, High Point 

Miss Sara McNeill, First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville 

Griffith Miles, 708 Brookside, High Point 

Miss Jean Moling, 1st Presby. Church, High Point 

H. P. Morrison, 224 Edgedale, High Point 
W. H. Owens, Rt. 1, Sanford 

Charles W. Perry, 1207 Sherbrooke Dr., High Point 
James Roney, R.F.D., Mebane 
Arthur Ross, Jr., Box 509, Asheboro 
Ralph Scott, Rt. 1, Mebane 
Winfred Shaw, Broadway 

William E. Singletary, Southeastern Bldg., Greensboro 

W. G. Springs, Reidsville 

Durward T. Stokes, Graham 

R. E. Stratford, Rt. 1, Graham 

Allen Tate, Graham 

Mrs. John R. Taylor, McLeansville 

Mrs. Joseph S. Vincent, 2309 Fairfield Ave., Greensboro 
Steve White, Mebane 
Auburn L. Wight, Pittsboro 

Charles S. Wilkins, 403 N. Ridgeway Dr., Greensboro 

D. W. Wright, Rt. 1, Ruffin 
M. E. Yount, Graham 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

January 20, 1955 

The year indicates that the person named will serve through 
December 31st of that year. 

I. OFFICERS 

W. T. Thompson 
Cameron D. L. Mosser, 1957 
C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 1957 
T. Henry Patterson, 1957 
T. Henry Patterson, 1957 

II. TRUSTEES 

1. Presbytery (term three years — six members) 

1955— Fred Carlson, T. M. Richmond 

1956 — Chester Alexander, Henry V. Koonts 
1957_T. H. Patterson, C. T. Boyd 

2. Davidson College (term four years — four members) 

1955— Ralph M. Holt 

1956 — J, Spencer Love 

1957— T. H. Patterson 

1958— John A. Redhead, Jr. 

3. Flora Macdonald College (term three years — 11 men, 1 woman) 

1955— James B. Neely, F. S. Jones, W. Y. Preyer, Jr., H. D. Jones 

1956— Fred Carlson, Mrs. Waylon Blue, D. W. Wright, Lynn 
Mclver 

1957— C. L. Cheshire, Paul D. Hastings, C. W. Perry, S. A. White 

4. Peace College (term six years — two members) 

1959— Roy Watts 

1960— F. L. Knight 

5. Glade Valley School (term two years — seven members) 

1955 — J. A. Kellenberger, W. H. Hendrix, Ralph Scott, George 
Mason 

1956— Floyd H. Craft, Paul Ingle, J. E. Beard 

6. Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund (term 
one year — one member) 

1955 — Clarence M. Jones 

7. Camp New Hope (term three years — 15 members) 

1955— Garland M. Kirkland, J. T. Donnell, Lunsford Richard- 
son, Jr., Clyde C. Cole, Mrs. D. H. Cashewell, R. D. Tillson 

1956— Henry V. Koonts, C. Fred Carlson, E. P. Barnes, J. E. 
Ratchford, Sara McNeill, Ralph A. Scott 

1957— Paul D. Hastings, Karl E. Prickett, C. H. Reckard, J. R. 
Ingram, Mrs. Rufus D. Wilson, H. D. Jones 

III. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 
1. The Council (term three years — 18 members) 
Chairman: E. Frank Andrews 

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Moderator 

Stated Clerk 

Permanent Clerk 

Executive Secretary 
Treasurer 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



A. Chairman of the following Committees: Commission on 
Minister and His Work, Annuities and Relief, Church Ex- 
tension, World Missions and Overseas Relief, General Fund 
Agencies, Homes, Women's Work. 

B. President of the Men of Orange, President of the Women of 
Orange. 

C. Ex-Officio: The Moderator, the Stated Clerk. 

1955— C. E. Kerchner, E.; Griffith Miles, D. 

1956— W. C. Buchanan, E.; Ralph Scott, D., Mrs. John R. 
Taylor 

1957— M. E. Yount, E.; J. R. Ingram, D. 

2. Examinations (term three years — 12 members) 
Chairman: John A. Redhead, Jr. 

Theology 

1955 — William M. Currie 

1956— Roy E. Watts 

1957 — John A. Redhead, Jr. 

Sacraments 

1955_W. H. Westerfield 

1956— Allen McSween 

1957- ^. M. Millard 

Church Government 

1955 — Vance Barron 

1956— James Wade 

1957 — Charles M. Ramsay 

English Bible 

1955— Carl Stark, Jr. 

1956 — Marion J. Murray 

1957— Leslie Bullock 

3. Nominations (term three years — seven members) 

Chairman: W. M. Baker 

1955— W. M. Baker, John C. Whitley, Henry Koonts 

1956— W. M. Currie, Charles W. Perry 

1957— C. L. Cheshire, Jr., Steve White 

4. Sessional Records (term three years — one member) 

1957 — Harry M. Clark, Presbytery as a whole. 

5. Commission on the Minister and His Work (term three years — 
seven members) 

Chairman: John C. Whitley 

1955 — Ralph Buchanan, R. D. Hughes 

1956 — C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Lawrence Bennett 

1957 — J. M. Garrison, H. P. Morrison, John C. Whitley 

6. World Missions and Overseas Relief (term three years — nine 
members) 

Chairman: Hardin King 

1955 — John G. Parks, Robert E. Kiser, Elwood Clayton 

1956 — Hardin King, DeWitt Kinsinger, James H. Fox f 

1957 — James E. Ratchford, Smith Brandon, Mrs. Stephen A. 
White 

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7. Annuities and Relief (term three years — six members) 

Chairman: J. P. H. McNatt 

1955 — W. H. Andrews, Wm. E. Singletary 

1956 — Frank S. Jones, Mrs. J. F. Daniel 
1957_J. p. H. McNatt, Harry Clark 

8. Church Extension (term three years — 16 members) 

Chairman: Chalmers F. McCutchen 

1955 — Chester Alexander, Chalmers F. McCutchen, D. W. Wright, 
Durward Stokes, Dr. S. T. Hart. 

1956— M. S. Huske, Charles S. Wilkins, Gabe Holmes, H. A. 
Barnes, Floyd F. Hendley, Winfred Shaw, Mrs, Hunter 
Dalton, Sr. 

1957— W. M. Baker, A. P. Dickson, Allen Tate, John H. James 

9. Higher Education (term three years — five members) 

Chairman: Joseph M. Garrison 

1955— C. H. Reckard 

1956— Joseph M. Garrison, W. M. Holt, Sr. 

1957— J. T. Donnell, Victor King 

10. Christian Education (term three years — 17 members) 

Chairman: Charles M. Ramsay 

1955 — Irving E. Birdseye, Arthur Ross, Jr., Auburn L. Wright, 
C. R. Tickle, Mrs. James Ratchford, Mrs. James Hogg 

1956— Joseph W. Flora, Jr., S. A. White, John Kellenberger, 
Miss Jean Long, Mrs. Edgar Allred, C. Linwood Cheshire 

1957 — Scott M. Poole, Charles M. Ramsay, W. G. Springs, Sara 
McNeill, W. R. Booth 

11. Homes (term three years — 10 members) 

Chairman: Roy E. Watts 

1955 — Kay M. Misenheimer, Chas. W. Jennings, Paul D. Hast- 
ings, Mrs. E. E. Gillespie 

1956— Robert Rock, Roy E. Watts, W. H. Owens, Mrs. G. P. 
Jones 

1957 — C. E. Hodgin, J. H. Highsmith, James Roney 

12. General Fund Agencies (term three years — eight members) 

Chairman: Z. T. Peiphoff 

1955— Cecil Callis, R. E. Stratford, Mrs. Joseph H. Vincent 

1956— Z. T. Piephoff, Scott Poole, Clyde C. Cole 

1957 — J. M. Sanders, L. H. Bennett, Kay Misenheimer 

13. Women's Work (term three years — four members) 

1955— P. H. Dalton, Sr. (E) 

1956— M. S. Huske, Mrs. Ralph Holt 

1957— R. Murphy Williams, Mrs. Glenn Dallas 
CANDIDATES FOR THE GOSPEL MINISTRY 

1. Fred P. Albright 14, Guy Forrest Miller 

2. Thomas W, Barker 15, Allen Eugene Morrison 

3. Paul Dean Boyer 16. William Harvey Morrison 

4. Jacob Thompson Bradsher 17. Fred Norman Nance 

5. Andrew T. Bristow 18, Charles Robert Oliver, Jr. 

6. Henry C. Brockman 19. Zachary T, Piephoff, Jr, 

7. Russell Walker Cloud 20, William Clark Porter, Jr. 

8. John Howard Coble 21. Gerald Reiff 

9. B. M. Currin, Jr. 22. Allen Edgar Strand, Jr. 

10. Alvis M. Daniel 23. Donald Elliott Trent 

11. John Dillard Garrison 24. James H. Tunstall, III 

12, Joseph M. Garrison, Jr. 25. William James Wrenn, Jr. 

13, James Mack Johnson 26. James Watkins 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



CALLED MEETING 
FIRST CHURCH, BURLINGTON 

August 2, 1954 

The Presbytery of Orange met in the First Presbyter- 
ian Church, BurHngton, N. C, at 2:15 P. M. on August 2, 
1954. The Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, the last elected moderator 
present, called the meeting to order. The Rev. E. C. Bram- 
mer was asked to constitute the meeting v^ith prayer. The 
following call was read by the clerk and was found in 
order : 

July 21, 1954 

The Constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
Orange Presbytery to meet in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Burlington, N. C, on Monday, August 2, at 2:00 P.M., to transact 
the following business: 

1. To act on the resignation of Dr. G. Aiken Taylor as pastor 
of the Northside Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. 

2. To grant him a certificate of dismission to the Presbytery of 
Louisiana. 

3. To attend to any other matters relating to, or growing out 
of, the above. 

Jos. M. Garrison, Moderator 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Perm. Clerk 

A quorum was declared present with the following 
members of Presbytery enrolled : 

Ministers: Guy M. Morrow, Edwin C. Brammer, G. Aiken Taylor, 
Carl H. Stark, Jr., J. P. H. McNatt, Chester Alexander, C. L, Cheshire, 
Jr., Z. T. Piephoff, T. Henry Patterson. 

Elders: G. D. Vance, L. W. Smith. 

A request from Dr. W. T. Thompson, U.T.S., Richmond, 
Va., that he be excused from Presbytery was granted. 

Dr. G. Aiken Taylor made request that his pastoral 
relationship with the Northside Church be dissolved, ef- 
fective September 1, 1954, that he might accept a call to 
the First Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, Louisiana, and 
that a certificate be granted dismissing him to the Presby- 
tery of Louisiana. Elder Grady Vance presented the action 
of the congregation of the Northside Church, that they 
had concurred with Dr. Taylor's request. Presbytery voted 
to grant Dr. Taylor's request. The stated Clerk was asked 
to send a letter of commendation with Dr. Taylor's certifi- 
cate of dismissal to Louisiana Presbytery. 

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The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 
Presbytery was adjourned with prayer by the Rev. Z. T. 
PiephofF. 

s/ Z. T. Piephoff, Acting Moderator 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Permanent Clerk 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 

Cross Roads Presbyterian Church 

R.F.D. 3, Mebane, N. C. 

September 16, 1954 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its Fall Adjourned 
Meeting in the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, R.F.D. 
3, Mebane, N. C, on Thursday, September 16, 1954. The 
moderator, the Rev. Joe Garrison, called the meeting to 
order. The Rev. Edwin Brammer led in prayer. Presbytery 
sang ''0 Worship the King." Candidate Wilbur Hodgkin 
as one of his parts of trial delivered the sermon on, 'The 
Redeemer of God's Elect" from I Timothy 2:3-6. Scripture 
lesson was II Corinthians 5:17-21. The Sacrament of Holy 
Communion was conducted by the host pastor, the Rev. 
J. T. Donnell and the moderator. Rev. Joe Garrison. As- 
sisting in the Communion were: Elders F. F. Bowland, 
Jeff Pritchett, G. F. Richmond, R. E. Rogers, M. S. Walker, 
and W. H. Young, of the host church. 

The roll was taken as follows. A quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander Arthur P. Tate Burlington, First 

Louie V. Andrews John H. Lewis Memorial 

W. M. Baker Mebane 

Irving- Birdseye Guilford Park 

Edwin C. Brammer, Jr. Bessemer 
William Brown Greenwood 

Ralph C. Buchanan W. Kerr Scott Hawfields 

Cecil Callis Tom Henderson Yanceyville 

C. L. Cheshire B. B. Oakes Park Avenue 

Charles DeSanto Springwood 

A. P. Dickson E. W. Fishburne _ _ Buffalo (G) 

James T. Donnell J. F. Bowland Cross Roads 

George R. Edwards 

John E. Ensign D. E. Forrest Efland 

H. H. Strayhorn New Hope 

W. L. Foley A. A. Bowers Buffalo (L) 

Dixon Thomas St. Andrews 

Joe M. Garrison W. B. Clement Church, Covenant 

E. E. Gillespie 

C. E. Hodgin 

Marion S. Huske Porter G. Paige Westminster 

C. W. Jennings 

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MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Frank S. Jones Paul R. Evans El Bethel 

Hardin A. King Oscar W. Miles Shiloh 

Carl May Charles E. Murphy . Griers 

Chalmers F. McCutchen .. Ralph Monger Sanford, First 

H. R. McFayden R. L. McKenzie Dogwood Acres 

R. J. McMullen 

J. P. H. McNatt Dan Kelly Brentwood 

Allen McSween Wayne R. Coble Starmount 

J. M. Millard D. Max Coble Alamance 

Kay Misenheimer J. E. Latta Little River 

Sam Hughes Eno 

Reid Montgomery 

Guy M. Morrow J. L. Brooks Stony Creek 

W. G. Smith Oakview 

David C. Moss . Bethel 

Cameron D. L. Mosser Burlington, First 

T. Henry Patterson 

Z. T. Piephoff L. N. Glenn Bethany 

Scott M. Poole E. H. Foust, Jr Siler City 

J. E. Ratchford James A. Wilson _ Madison 

C. H. Reckard 

John A. Redhead, Jr Huger S. King Greensboro, First 

Robert B. Rock T. C. Dalrymple Salem 

D. E. Shaw Broadway 

Harry E. Smith Chapel Hill, Students 

Carl H. Stark, Jr 

James H. Wade B. W. Woodley Asheboro 

Roy E. Watts Griffith Miles High Point, First 

W. H. Westerfield Tate Small E. Burlington 

John C. Whitley Tom Stanley Leaksville 

John Wilson Edgewood 

W. M. Brown Glenwood 

W. E. Bason Graham 

R. E. Balsley Reidsville, First 

M. A. Chandler Red House 

H. C. McPherson Randolph 

R. A. Watson, Sr. Jonesboro 
Earl Wynn Chapel Hill 

The Presbytery was welcomed to the Cross Roads 
Church by Elder M. S. Walker. The report of the Committee 
on Orders was received as presented by the host pastor, 
the Rev. J. T. Donnell, and the following was adopted as 
the working docket: 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 
Cross Roads Presbyterian Church 
R. F. D. 3, Mebane, N. C. 
Thursday, September 16, 1954 

9:30 A.M. Presbytery Called to Order 

Communion Service, Moderator and Host Pastor 
Roll Call 

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Words of Welcome 

Report of Committee on Orders 

Introduction of Visiting Brethren 

Communications and Announcements 

Appointments of Standing Committees 

Report of Council, Stewardship Report 

Report of General Fund Agencies, Z. T. Piephoff 

12:30 P.M. Lunch. Report of Committee on Resolutions and Thanks 

1:30 P.M. Reconvene 

Committee on Higher Education. Dr. Roger P. McCutch- 
eon, guest speaker 
2:00 P.M. Report, Commission on Minister and His Work 

Nominations 

Report of Standing Committees 
Report of Installations Committee 

Memorial to The Rev. Philip A. Mickel, by Rev. A. P. 
Dickson 

Report, Committee on Homes, Roy Watts 

Reading and Correction of Minutes 

Time and Place of Next Meeting 

New Business 

Unfinished Business 

Adjournment 

CROSS ROADS CHURCH 

Cross Roads Church was organized about 1783, probably 
by Jacob Lake or John Debow, pastor of Hawfields Church. 
The first regular minister of certainty was William Hodges 
under whom Hawfields and Cross Roads were grouped to- 
gether in 1792. This relationship continued for 114 years, 
until 1906 and a close feeling continues between the two 
churches. From 1906-1929 Cross Roads and Stoney Creek 
had the same pastors and from 1932-49 Bethlehem and 
Cross Roads had the same pastor. Full time pastoral 
relationship was again established in 1950. The present 
sanctuary was built in 1876-77, the hut in 1927. In 1944 a 
building and improvement program was begun under which 
the hut was brick veneered. The sanctuary was remodeled 
in 1948. The educational building was added in 1951. The 
Rev. J. T. Donnell is the thirteenth pastor of Cross Roads 
Church. His service began in 1950. 

VISITING BRETHREN 

By action of Presbytery the following were invited to 
sit in as visiting brethren : Rev. John G. Parks, Transyl- 
vania Presbytery; Rev. Marion J. Murray, Lexington 



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Presbytery; Rev. Vance Barron, Charleston Presbytery; 
candidate W. L. Hodgkin, Rev. Milton Faust, Synod of 
N. C. Director of Evangelism, Rev. C. Mclnnis, Spray, N. C. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Rev. Cameron D. L. Mosser, Presbytery's stated 
clerk, presented several communications: 

1. Elder Tom Henderson of the Yanceyville Church v^as 
given opportunity to read a communication from his session 
relative to the action of the General Assembly of 1954 on 
the matter of desegregation. This was a minority report 
of two elders. The report was received as information. 

2. Requests for excuses were requested by, and granted 
to: Dr. Charles M. Ramsay, Dr. Leshe Bullock, Dr. W. T. 
Thompson. 

3. Certificates of transfer for the following ministers 
had been put into the hands of the stated clerk: Candidate 
W. L. Hodgkin under jurisdiction of Granville Presbytery; 
Rev. Marion J. Murray of Lexington Presbytery ; Rev. John 
G. Parks of Transylvania Presbytery; Rev. M. Douglas 
Harper from East Alabama Presbytery, Rev. Vance Bar- 
ron of Charleston Presbytery. 

4. Commission Reports on Ordination and installations 
were received and committed to the record. 

LOUIE V. ANDREWS AND MEMORIAL CHURCH 

The Commission, according to the appointment by Orange Pres- 
bytery, met at Memorial Presbyterian Church, June 27, 1954, at 11:00, 
and wa opened with prayer by Mac Foust. Members present were: Dr. 
Charles M. Ramsay, Rev. Marion S. Huske, Dr. Charles E. Hodgin, 
and Mr. Glenn Campbell and Mac Foust as ruling elders. A quorum 
was present. The Rev. Mr. Huske presided, recited the proceedings 
of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions. These 
questions having been answered in the affirmative, Mr. Louie V. 
Andrews was ordained with prayer and the laying on of hands of the 
Presbytery as per Paragraphs 136-140 of the Book of Church Order. 
The sermon was preached by Dr. Charles Ramsay on II Timothy 1:7. 
The charge to the congregation was by Dr. Charles Hodgin. The 
charge to the minister was by the Rev. Marion S. Huske. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by 
the newly ordained and installed minister; the church leaders and 
members coming forward to give their right hand indicating their 
cordial reception and affectionate regard. The minutes were read 
and approved, the commission adjourning with prayer. 

Rev. Marion S. Huske, chairman 
Mac Foust, clerk 
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LOUIE V. ANDREWS AND HOPE VIEW CHURCH 

The Commission according to the appointment of Orange Presby- 
tery met at Hope View Church, June 27, 1954, at 7:30. Those present: 
Rev. A. P. Dickson, Rev. Dr. Charles M. Ramsay, Chas. T. McNary 
and J. I. Medearis. Elder McNary opened the meeting with prayer. 
J. I. Medearis was appointed clerk. The Rev. Dr. Ramsay preached 
a sermon on II Timothy 1:7. The Rev. Mr. Dickson presided at the 
service and having informed the congregation of the proceedings 
of Presbytery he propounded the constitutional questions to the 
minister and to the Hope View congregation. 

The questions having been answered in the affirmative the Rev. 
Louie V. Andrews, having been ordained earlier in the day at Me- 
morial Church, was installed as pastor of Hope View Church, agree- 
ably to the Word of God and the Book of Church Order. A charge 
to the pastor was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Dickson. A charge to 
the congregation was delivered by elder Chas. T. McNary. 

The installation service was concluded with the benediction pro- 
nounced by the newly installed pastor. Leaders of the congregation 
came forward giving to Mr. Andrews their right hand in token of 
cordial reception and affectionate regard. The minutes were read 
and approved, and the Commission adjourned with prayer. 

Rev. A. P. Dickson, Moderator 
J. I. Medearis, Clerk 

EDWIN C. BRAMMER, JR., AND BESSEMER CHURCH 

The Commission, appointed by Orange Presbytery to ordain and 
install Mr. Edwin C. Brammer, Jr., as pastor of the Bessemer Church 
met on Sunday, July 11, 1954, at 10:45 A.M. Dr. T. H. Patterson 
called the Commission to order. Dr. C. E. Hodgin led in prayer. 
Commission members present: Dr. Chester Alexander, Dr. C. E. 
Hodgin, Dr. T. H. Patterson, Elders George A. Denny and Lyndon 
L. Holt. Mr. Denny was appointed clerk of the commission. 

Dr. Patterson led in the service of worship. The Youth Choir 
sang, "This Is My Task." Dr. Alexander read Acts 1:1-14 and 
preached on the subject, "The Church Preparing for the Task." Dr. 
Patterson presented Presbytery's order of procedure in ordination 
of candidates and propounded the constitutional questions as set 
forth in the Book of Church Order, to the minister and to the con- 
gregation. With the questions being answered in the affirmative, 
Mr. Edwin C. Brammer was ordained to the Gospel ministry with 
prayer and the laying on of hands of the Presbytery, and of the 
session of the Bessemer Church. He was declared to be the installed 
pastor of the church. The ordination prayer was by Dr. C. E. Hodgin. 

The charge to the minister was delivered by Dr. Patterson. Mr. 
Lyndon L. Holt delivered a charge to the congregation. With the 
singing of a hymn, "Go Labor On," the benediction was pronounced 
by the newly ordained and installed minister, the Rev. Edwin C. 
Brammer, Jr. Following the service the congregation came forward 



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and gave to the pastor and his wife their right hands in token of 
their cordial reception and affectionate regard. 

Upon conclusion of the service the Women of the Church served 
lunch to all members and friends. The Commission met, reviewed 
and approved these minutes and were dismissed with prayer by Elder 
George A. Denny. 

T. H. Patterson, Chairman 
George A. Denny, Clerk 

REV. W. M. CURRIE AND FIRST CHURCH, 
GREENSBORO 

The Commission of Orange Presbytery, appointed to install Rev. 
W. M. Currie as associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, N. C, met at 10:55 A.M., September 5, 1954. The mem- 
bers of the commission present: Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr., Dr. C. E. 
Hodgin, Rev. Joseph W. Flora, Elders Fred S. Patterson and William 
Owen Cooke. 

The organizational meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. 
Joseph W. Flora. Mr. Cooke was appointed secretary. Members of 
the commission were instructed as to their various parts in the 
installation service. 

The installation ceremony was opened with introductory remarks 
by Dr. Redhead. He recalled the services which the Rev. William M. 
Currie had rendered to the First Presbyterian Church. Dr. Redhead 
reported to the congregation the names of those on the Commission. 
Dr. Redhead propounded the constitutional questions to Mr. Currie 
and to the congregation as per the Book of Church Order. They were 
answered in the affirmative. Dr. Redhead announced that in the 
name of Christ, and by the authority of Orange Presbytery he pro- 
nounced Rev. William M. Currie as associate pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, N. C. 

Prayer was offered by Dr. C. E. Hodgin. The Rev. Joseph W. 
Flora charged the congregation and the newly installed associate 
pastor. Following the singing of a hymn the benediction was pro- 
nounced by the Rev. Mr. Currie. 

Following the installation ceremony, the Commission again met, 
all being present. The minutes of the Commission were read and 
approved. Adjournment followed a prayer by Dr. C. E. Hodgin. 

John A. Redhead, Jr., Chairman 
William Owen Cooke, Secretary 

BRENTWOOD CHURCH INVITES PRESBYTERY 
FOR APRIL 1955 MEETING 

5. A communication from the Rev. J. P. H. McNatt and 
the Brentwood Church inviting Presbytery in April 1955 
was read. The invitation was accepted. 



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6. An official communication was read which came 
from Dr. Patterson as Presbytery's treasurer. Because 
thirteen churches had not paid their Presbytery's tax 
amounting to $740.29, several bills could not be paid on 
time. It was voted to have Presbytery's treasurer notify 
these churches which were delinquent and which caused 
delay in payment of Presbytery's obligations. 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

The moderator announced the appointment of Elder 
W. Kerr Scott, Hawfields Church, to serve as a committee 
on Resolutions and Courtesy. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Mr. E. Frank Andrews gave the two part report of 
Presbytery's Council. The first part a general report with 
recommendation and the second part a report on Christian 
Stewardship by the chairman, E. Frank Andrews. The 
first part was adopted with its recommendation. 

Part Two of the report was adopted seriatim. The 
report was adopted as a whole as amended as follows : 

Part I 

The Council of Orange Presbytery requests the privilege 
of making its report in two parts ; the first a general report 
with recommendations, and the second a report on Chris- 
tian Stewardship. 

ORGANIZATION OF A NEW CHURCH 

A request from the residents of the Veterans' Drive 
community, located just North of Highway No. 70, near 
Elon College, to be organized into a Presbyterian Church, 
came into the hands of the Council. After careful study 
and consideration, the Council would recommend to Orange 
Presbytery that this church be organized and that the 
Presbytery appoint, at this Meeting, a Commission for this 
important work. 

It is recommended : 

1. ''That the winter and summer meetings be considered the 
Stated Meetings of Presbytery; and that the April and Oc- 
tober Meetings be considered the Adjourned Meetings. 



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2. That the minutes of Presbytery be printed after the January 
and July meetings of Presbytery. 

3. That the term of the office of the Stated Clerk, the Permanent 
Clerk, and the Executive Secretary, expire as of March 31st; 
but that they be elected at the January Meeting previous to 
the date of expiration, for a period of three years. 

4. That the membership of all permanent and Executive Com- 
mittees expire as of the Stated January Meeting of each 
Church Year, and that the Committee on Nominations submit 
a report to Presbytery at the January meeting, recommend- 
ing persons to take the places of all of those whose terms 
of service expire as of said meeting." 

These recommendations do not call for any change in the 
wording of the Manual. 

5. That a Moderator be elected at each Stated Meeting; and 
that said Moderator's name be placed in nomination at the 
previous Adjourned meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. Frank Andrews, Chairman 

COUNCIL'S REPORT ON CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP TO 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY— SEPTEMBER 16, 1954 

Your Council would first of all express gratitude to God and 
grateful appreciation to the Churches of Orange Presbytery for the 
splendid record in Benevolence Gifts for the nine months' Church 
Year, ending as of December 31, 1953. The total Benevolent Gifts 
from all of our Churches for all Benevolent Causes was $268,550.00. 
The amount apportioned to our Churches was $228,559. Much of this 
came in through Special Offerings and several of the Benevolent 
Causes did not receive the full amount apportioned to them on the 
percentage basis. We earnestly request all of our Churches to take 
note of this fact and as they approach the close of the Church Year 
1954, make a real effort to see that every Cause is paid in full before 
any one Cause is overpaid. 

The Council of Orange Presbytery, through its Committee on 
Stewardship, especially and as a whole, has studied carefully the 
askings for the Benevolent Causes of the Assembly and the Synod, 
along with the needs of the work of Orange Presbytery. It has also 
studied the financial reports of all Benevolent Causes for the fiscal 
year 1953. We, therefore, respectfully submit the following report 
and recommendations in the light of the above studies: 

1. That November 1954 be approved as Stewardship Emphasis 
Season, with November 14, 1954, being designated as EVERY 
MEMBER CANVASS DAY: and. 

That the Theme of the Canvass for 1954 be "The Work We 
Do Together." 

2. That Orange Presbytery accept a total Benevolence Budget 
of $333,373.00; $150,168.00 for Assembly's Causes and Inter- 



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Church Agencies; $86,205.00 for Synod's Causes and Inter- 
Church Relations; and $97,000.00 for the Causes of Orange 
Presbytery. 

3. That the amount of $333,373.00 be apportioned to the churches 
for the calendar year beginning January 1, 1955, to De- 
cember 31, 1955. 

4. That supplementary offerings for the following causes be 
recognized and included as a part of the budget so as to 
bring the total askings up to $333,373.00. 

World Missions February 27-March 6, 1955 

Week of Prayer and Self Denial 

Relief and World Need Easter 1955 

The Presbyterian Home Mother's Day Offering 

Church Extension Week of Prayer and Self Denial 

October 16-23, 1955 

TO ( Assembly 50% 

BE ( Synod 10% 

DIVIDED ( Presbytery 40% 

Education Rally Ray Offering, Sept. 25, 1955 

TO ( Assembly 50% 

BE ( Synod 25% 

DIVIDED ( Presbytery 25% 

Presbyterian Orphan's Home. .Thanksgiving Offering 
Ministerial Relief Joy Gift, December 18, 1955 

5. That blanks be prepared and printed for each individual 
Church showing: 

(a) Amount allocated to each Benevolent Cause. 

(b) Space for recording amount given to each Cause during 
each month of the calendar year. 

6. That Presbytery's Treasurer be instructed to make distribu- 
tion of all money received, not designated by Treasurers of 
local Churches, on the following percentage basis. (Paper B) 

7. Equalization Fund: That at the end of each month, 10% of 
the total amount for each Cause be withheld by Presbytery's 
Treasurer of Benevolences and placed temporarily in an 
EQUALIZATION FUND; this Fund to be used at the close 
of the Church Year to equalize more nearly the percentage 
each Cause receives of its assigned Budget. 

8. Presbytery's Tax: That Presbytery's Tax be apportioned each 
Church as shown in Paper "C," and that the amount of 
$5,535.09 be apportioned in order to meet assessments of 
General Assembly, Synod, and other obligations of 1955. The 
assessment to the Churches to be based on the same scale 
as in 1954, with the addition of one cent per member in 
each class. 

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9. That the Budgets for the "Office of Orange Presbytery" and 
''Office of Stated Clerk" for the Church year 1955 be ap- 
proved. 

We commend to our Churches prayerful consideration of the 
"Forward With Christ" Program for the Church Years 1955-'56-'57, 
as handed down from the General Assembly in the pamphlet attached 
to our Report. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sub-Committee on Christian Stewardship 

BENEVOLENCE ASKINGS CHURCH YEAR 1955 
PERCENTAGE OF DISTRIBUTION— AND SUPPLEMENTAL 
OFFERINGS 

Apportioned to Churches $297,400.00 



Supplemental Offerings 35,973.00 



Total Budget $333,373.00 

Percentage of Special 

General Assembly Causes Distribution Amount Offerings Total 

Board of World Missions 22.00% $ 65,428 $ 6,405 $71,833 

Board of Church Extension 10.00% 29,740 5,000 34,740 

Board of Education 2.00% 5,948 6,959 12,907 

Board of Annuities & Relief 1.00% 2,974 7,788 10,762 

General Fund 6.50% 19,331 19,331 

Inter Church Agencies .20% 595 595 



41.70% $124,016 $26,152 $150,168 

WORK OF SYNOD 

Church Extension 3.50% 10,409 10,409 

Educational Institutions 14.00% 41,636 41,636 

Campus Christian Life 2.00% 5,948 5,948 

Christian Edc. in Synod 2.00% 5,948 5,948 
Homes: 

Presbyterian Orphan's Home 3.00% 8,922 8,573 17,495 

Presbyterian Home Inc. 1.00% 2,974 1,200 4,174 

Inter Church Relations .20% 595 595 



25.70% $ 76,432 $ 9,773 $86,205 

PRESBYTERY'S CAUSES: 

Church Extension 23.00% 68,402 48 68,450 

Presbytery's Office 5.60% 16,654 16,654 

Christian Edu. in Presby. 4.00% 11,896 11,896 

(Com. on Chr. Education $5,596) 

(Trustees Camp New Hope 6,300) 



32.60% 96,952 48 97,000 

TOTALS 100.00% $297,400 $35,973 $333,373 



We urge churches to note carefully that unless they take the 
usual Supplemental Offerings, they should write into the Budget an 
amount equal to about 11% of the apportioned Budget. 



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PRESBYTERY'S TAX-CHURCH YEAR JANUARY 1, 1955 TO 
DECEMBER 31, 1955 

ALLOCATED TO CHURCHES ON BASIS OF MEMBERSHIP 



Mem'ship of 750 & above 


@ 34c 


Greensboro 1st 


2929 


$995.86 


High Point 1st 


1135 


385.90 


Covenant 


1038 


352.92 


Burlington 1st 


902 


306.68 


Sanford 1st 


751 


255.34 


Membership of 500 to 749 


@ 31c 


Graham 


730 


248.20 


Alamance 


640 


217.60 


Reidsville 1st 


604 


205.36 


Mebane 


550 


187.00 


Membership of 300 to 499 


@ 29c 


Haw^fields 


419 


121.51 


Leaksville 1st 


390 


113.10 


Buffalo (g) 


387 


112.23 


Chapel Hill 


386 


111.94 


Asheboro 


327 


94.83 


Starmount 


325 


94.25 


Piedmont 


316 


91.64 


Membership of 200 to 299 


@ 27c 


Jonesboro 


298 


OA Ad 


Shiloh 


297 


oU.iy 


Bethany 


276 


/4.0Z 


Glenw^ood 


275 


<4.Z0 


Park Avenue 


266 


/l.oZ 


Guilford Park 


229 


61.83 


White Hill 


202 


04. 04 


Membership of 100 to 199 


@ 23c 


Hilisboro 


194 


44.62 


Westminster 


193 


44.39 


Cross Roads 


188 


43.24 


East Burlington 


185 


42.55 


Bessemer 


172 


39.56 


Springwood 


167 


38.41 


Brentv^ood 


164 


37.72 


Bethel 


154 


35.42 


Riverviev^ 


153 


35.19 


El-Bethel 


150 


34.51 


Little River 


148 


34.04 


Northside 


139 


31.97 


Buffalo (L) 


134 


30.82 


Stony Creek 


124 


28.52 


Meadowside 


120 


27.60 



St. Andrew^s 


118 


27.14 


Bethesda 


117 


26.91 


Pocket 


116 


26.68 


Edgew^ood 


116 


26.68 


Madison 


115 


26.45 


Smyrna 


114 


26.22 


Yanceyville 


109 


25.07 


Greenw^ood 


108 


24.84 


Eno 


103 


23.69 


Pleasant Grove 


100 


23.00 


iTiein snip oi ana 


under ( 


Th 91 
Q) ^IC 


New Hope 


99 


20.79 


Hillview 


99 


20.79 


Siler City 


97 


20.37 


Milton 


91 


19.11 


Bethlehem 


89 


18.69 


Mt. Vernon Spgs. 


81 


17.01 


Broadv^ay 


80 


16.80 


Memorial 


79 


16.59 


Pittsboro 


72 


15.12 


Fairfield 


69 


14.49 


Haywood 


63 


13.23 


Salem 


62 


13.02 


Hope View 


60 


12.60 


Griers 


53 


11.13 


Dogwood Acres 


53 


11.13 


Euphronia 


52 


10.92 


Speedwell 


48 


10.08 


Red House 


43 


9.03 


Crestwood 


41 


8.61 


Wentworth 


38 


7.98 


Stoneville 


37 


7.77 


Gulf 


34 


7.14 


Oakview 


31 


6.51 


Efland 


31 


6.51 


Randolph 


28 


5.88 


Farmville 


27 


5.67 


Goldston 


19 


3.99 


Cumnock 


18 


3.78 


Gilead 


15 


3.15 



77 Churches 

Total Membership 18,902 



Total Amount Tax $5,535.09 



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BUDGET-OFFICE OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



ANTICIPATED BUDGET RECEIPTS $16,654.00 

EXPENDITURES: 

Salary Executive Secretary $ 6,000.00 

Minister's Annuity TV2%, incl. manse 517.50 

Salary— Secretary 3,600.00 

F.I.C.A. Office Secretary 72.00 

Group Insurance 137.80 

Travel 1,050.00 

Office Rent . 720.00 

Telephone Service 400.00 

Office Equipment & Supplies 450.00 

Printing & Postage, etc. 250.00 

General Promotion Program 1,000.00 

Balance for Reserve 2,456.70 



$16,654.00 $16,654.00 

BUDGET— CURRENT EXPENSE OR TAX FUND- 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Estimated Receipts $5,535.09 



Disbursements : 

Assembly's Tax 
Synod's Tax — . 

Expense Stated Clerk's Office: 

Salary Stated Clerk $400.00 

Annuity 30.00 

Temporary Clerk 40.00 

Mailing & Office Expense 200.00 

PRINTING: 

Dockets for Presbytery 75.00 

Minutes of Presbytery 700.00 

EXPENSE HANDLING BENEVOLENT FUNDS: 

Forms, Ledgers, Mailing, etc 300,00 

Council & Com. Expenses 200.00 

Balance in Reserve 270.33 $5,535.09 $5,535.09 



$2,457.26 
. 862.50 



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GENERAL FUND AGENCIES 

The Rev. Z. T. Piephoff reported for the Committee on 
General Fund Agencies. The report was received as in- 
formation. The following recommendation was adopted: 
*'In the light of the fact that for some years now the Gen- 
eral Fund has received a smaller percentage of its yearly 
apportionment in the budget, and as a consequence has 
had to lean more heavily upon the equalization fund, your 
committee recommends that the Churches of Orange Pres- 
bytery provide more adequately for these agencies by 
including them in the budget for their full amounts." 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery was recessed for lunch to reconvene at 1 :30. 
A prayer of thanks was offered by the Rev. W. M. Baker. 
During the lunch period Elder W. Kerr Scott gave a verbal 
statement of thanks and appreciation to the Women of the 
Cross Roads Church for the delicious lunch which had 
been served in the traditional bounty for which Presbyter- 
ian Churches are well known. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 
COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION 

The report of the Committee on Higher Education was 
presented by Dr. Joseph M. Garrison. He presented Dr. 
Roger P. McCutcheon who gave Presbytery a preliminary 
report on the survey being made of Synod's Colleges. Rev. 
Harry Smith, minister to students at the University of 
North Carohna, gave a glowing report of student work at 
Chapel Hill. This report was received as information. 

LICENSURE OF WILBUR L. HODGKIN 

Rev. J. T. Donnell as chairman of subcommittee on Can- 
didates, presented W. L. Hodgkin, supply pastor of Milton 
and Red House Churches. Mr. Hodgkin was received as 
a candidate from Granville Presbytery. Mr. Donnell re- 
ported that Mr. Hodgkin had submitted excellent parts of 
trial as required by the Book of Church Order. Mr. Hodg- 
kin had taken two years of special work at Union Seminary, 
Richmond. The subcommittee on Candidates recommended 
that Presbytery proceed to examine Mr. Hodgkin under 
the extraordinary clause. Par. 118, B.O.C.O. The recom- 



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mendation was adopted. The moderator examined the 
candidate on Experimental Religion. Dr. John Redhead, 
chairman of the Committee on Examinations, stated that 

the only parts to be omitted were Greek and Hebrew. Dr. 
Redhead examined Mr. Hodgkin in his knowledge of theol- 
ogy. The Rev. J. M. Millard examined the candidate on the 
Sacraments. The Rev. James Wade examined Mr. Hodg- 
kin in the field of Church Government. The Rev. Carl 
Stark examined the candidate -in English Bible. The ex- 
amination was sustained in its several parts and as a 
whole. Following the affirmative answering of the ques- 
tions for licensure the moderator announced his licensure 
as per paragraph 119, B.O.C.O. 

THE REVS. PARKS, MURRAY, BARRON EXAMINED 

The Rev. John C. Whitley, chairman of the Commission 
on the Minister And His Work, reported that three or- 
dained ministers had accepted calls from Orange Presby- 
tery and recommended that these men be examined by 
Presbytery with a view to acceptance of these calls. 

The Reverends Parks, Murray and Barron were ex- 
amined in Experimental Religion by the moderator. Dr. 
John Redhead examined in theology. The Rev. J. M. Mil- 
lard examined in the Church Sacraments. The Rev. James 
Wade examined them in Church Government. The exami- 
nation was sustained in its several parts and as a whole. 
By action of Presbytery these ministers were accepted and 
enrolled as members of Orange Presbytery. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER 
AND HIS WORK 

The Rev. John Whitley, chairman, reported that the 
commission had placed in its hands calls for W. L. Hodgkin, 
Marion J. Murray, John G. Parks, Jr., Vance Barron. The 
calls were approved, placed in their hands, and accepted. 

1. The Reidsville (First) Church call to Rev. John G. Parks, Jr. 
A salary of $5,400.00 per year, IV2 per cent participation in the 
Annuity Fund, the free use of a manse, and one month's vacation. 

2. The Jonesboro Church call to Rev. Marion J. Murray. A 
salary of $4,200.00 per year; a IV2 per cent participation in the 
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3. The Chapel Hill Church call to Rev. Vance Barron. A salary 
of $6,660.00; transportation allowance of $600; a manse; participation 
in the Annuity Fund; an annual vacation of one month. 

4. The Milton and Red House Churches and Mr. W. L. Hodgkin. 
The Milton Church provides a salary of $1,560.00, the free use of a 
manse, a IVz per cent participation in the Annuity Fund, an annual 
vacation of one month. The Red House Church provides a salary of 
$840.00, a month's vacation, participation in the Annuity Fund. The 
Extension Committee of Presbytery pays $1200.00, making the total 
salary $3,600.00. 

VIRGINIA-NORTH CAROLINA EVANGELISTIC 
PROGRAM 

Rev. Ralph Buchanan presented the Rev. Milton Faust, 
Director of Evangelism, Synod of North Carolina. Mr. 
Faust made announcement relative to the pulpit exchange 
between the Synods of Virginia and North Carolina in 
1955. Enthusiastic participation was urged. 

COMMITTEE ON INSTALLATIONS 

The Rev. Ralph Buchanan, chairman of the Committee 
on Installations, presented the following report on the 
ordination and installation of Mr. W. L. Hodgkin, and the 
installations of Rev. Marion J. Murray, Rev. John G. Parks, 
Jr., and Rev. Vance Barron. 

(1) Commission to ordain and install Mr. Wilbur L. Hodgkin at 
Milton Church, Sunday, October 24, 1954, at 11:00 A.M., and to 
install Mr. Hodgkin at Red House October 24, 1954, at 2:00 P.M.; 
Dr. T. H. Patterson to preside and propound the constitutional ques- 
tions; Dr. C. E. Hodgin to charge the congregation; Rev. Cameron 
D. L. Mosser to charge the pastor; Rev. Joseph Flora, alternate; Mr. 
John Williams as elder representative with Maurice Chandler as 
alternate. 

(2) Commission to install Rev. Marion Murray at Jonesboro 
Church, October 3, 1954, at 7:30. Dr. T. H. Patterson to preside and 
propound the constitutional questions; Rev. Chalmers McCutchen to 
preach; Rev. W. L. Foley to charge the congregation; Rev. John 
Wilson, alternate; Rev. Eugene Alexander, Fayetteville Presbytery 
as a guest. Elder members Gabe Holmes to charge the pastor; John 
Deifell, alternate. 

(3) Commission to install Rev. John G. Parks, Jr., at First 
Church, Reidsville, Sunday night, September 26, 1954. Rev. John 
Whitley to preside and propound the constitutional questions; Rev. 
T. H. Patterson as alternate; Rev. Cameron D. L. Mosser to charge 
the minister; Rev. William Brown to preach. Elder E. Frank Andrews 
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(4) Commission to install Rev. Vance Barron at Chapel Hill 
Church on October 10, 1954, at 8:00 P.M. Rev. Roy Watts to preside 
and propound the constitutional questions; Rev. John Whitley to lead 
the prayer; Rev. Chalmers McCutchen to charge the minister; Rev. 
Harry E. Smith, Alternate; Elder Howard Holderness to charge the 
congregation, Mr. McKibben Lane, Jr., alternate. Dr. J. A. Jones of 
Charlotte to preach the sermon. 

The report as presented by the Rev. Mr. Buchanan was 
adopted. 

The Rev. Chalmers F. McCutchen was granted per- 
mission to present the report of the Committee on Church 
Extension at 10:00 A.M. at the Spring meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

Dr. W. T. Thompson was nominated for moderator by 
Dr. C. Alexander. 

The Rev. A. P. Dickson presented a memorial to the 
late Philip Mickel, formerly pastor of the Glenwood Church, 
Greensboro. It was voted to commit Mr. Dickson's memor- 
ial to the record. 

MEMORIAL TO THE REVEREND PHILIP ALEXANDER MICKEL 

The subject of this sketch was born at Madison, Florida, March 
24, 1897, the son of the Rev. Eugene Philip Mickel and his wife, 
Elizabeth Jane Harris Mickel. He attended high school at Union 
Point, Georgia. He was a student at the Southwestern Presbyterian 
University at Clarksville, Tenn. for the years 1916-18. Interrupting 
his college education he entered the army, in World War I, being 
attached to the Tank Corps. On his return from the army he entered 
the University of South Carolina at Columbia, where he was a 
student for two years and from which he graduated with the degree 
of A.B. in 1922. At the same time he was also a student in Columbia 
Theological Seminary, where he took and completed the regular 
course, graduating here also in 1922. He later did post-graduate 
work at the University of Virginia. He was licensed in 1922 by 
Augusta Presbytery, and was ordained the same year by Roanoke 
Presbytery. 

Mr. Mickel's first pastorate was at Charlotte Courtnouse, Va., 
where he was pastor of the Village and Drake's Branch churches, 

1922- '23; pastor of the Shelton Memorial Church at Danville, Va., 

1923- 26; pastor of the Oakhurst Church at Decatur, Ga., 1926-30. 
He then entered the teaching profession and was principal of the 
Renan High School, Long Island, Va., 1931-35; principal of the Dan 
River High School, Ringgold, Va., 1935-39. Also, while pastor, or 
stated supply, in the Victoria and Kenbridge, Va., churches, he taught 
in the high school at Victoria. (Mr. Mickel also taught school two 
years in Florida before he entered college.) 

From Victoria he entered the army as chaplain, taking the 
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served as chaplain at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, at Aberdeen, 
Maryland, 1942-43. Next he was pastor at the West End Church, 
Roanoke, Va., for 8 years. From Roanoke he came to the Glenwood 
Church, at Greensboro, in February, 1952, which proved to be his 
last pastorate. 

On August 21, 1920, Mr. Mickel was married to Miss Elizabeth 
Frances Parrish, of Chatham, Va. To this union were born two 
children: Philip Alexander Mickel, Jr., who died in infancy, and 
Madison Parrish Mickel, sixteen years of age at the time of his 
father's death. Mrs. Mickel also survives him. 

Mr. Mickel was from a family of ten children, two of whom 
survive him: Mrs. A. A. Truelove, Madison, Florida, and Melville 
Mickel, of Atlanta. For 25 years Mr. Mickel's father, the Reverend 
Eugene Philip Mickel, prepared the Sunday School lesson treatment 
for the Christian Observer, and that despite the fact that he was 
blind in one eye and had only the partial use of the other. 

Mr. Mickel was a hard worker, in the pastorate and in the 
school-room, and wherever he felt called to serve. He was a good 
parliamentarian, and his voice was often heard on the floor of Pres- 
bytery in regard to some matter of parliamentary procedure, and 
he was usually right. He was the author of a life of Moses in poetry, 
entitled, ^'JOCHEBED'S SON." 

"Well done, good and faithful servant; enter thou into the joy 
of thy Lord." 

It was voted to allow the Rev. Vance Barron to labor 
outside of the bounds of Orange Presbytery until October 
1, 1954. 

REPORT ON HOMES 
Dr. Roy Watts presented the report of the Committee 
on Homes. His report which dealt with the good work 
being done at Barium Springs, the William Beck Home, 
and the Presbyterian Home at High Point was received 
as information. 

COMMITTEE ON ANNUITIES AND RELIEF 

It was moved by Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, chairman of the 
Committee of Annuities and Relief, that Presbytery request 
for the widows of Carl Craig and Rev. Philip A. Mickel at 
least $100.00 per month from the General Assembly's 
Committee of Annuities and Relief. This was carried. The 
stated clerk of Presbytery was requested to relay this 
information. 

ORGANIZATION OF VETERAN'S DRIVE CHURCH 

A commission to organize the Veteran's Drive Church, 
near Elon College, into a church, Oct. 10, 1954, 7:30 P.M., 
was appointed by action of Presbytery. The Commission 

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to consist of: Dr. T. H. Patterson, chairman; Charles De- 
Santo to preach, Hardin King to charge the congregation; 
David C. Moss as alternate minister. Elder to be E. Frank 
Andrews with John Barnwell as alternate. 

PREPARING FOR VOTE ON UNION 

It was moved by the Rev. M. S. Huske, and seconded 
that a committee of six, representing both sides of the 
question of Union be appointed by the moderator, stated 
clerk and chairman of the nominating committee ; that this 
committee report at the Winter meeting, January 20, 1955 
at Starmount Church, Greensboro, and that it be docketed 
for 10:00 A.M. and that a decisive vote be taken. The mo- 
tion carried. 

It was further moved and seconded that this committee 
to present the issue on Union be instructed to promote a 
program at the local level relative to this question of Union 
for the purpose of informing the members of the local 
sessions and that they inform themselves relative to the 
pieces of literature being sent from the General Assembly's 
office. The motion carried. 

It was voted that Presbytery's Council take under ad- 
visement the payment of the stated clerk's expenses 
incidental to his attending the meeting of stated clerks at 
Montreat in August of this year. 

FORWARD WITH CHRIST MOVEMENT 

By action of Presbytery it was voted to endorse As- 
sembly's ''Forward With Christ" movement. 

WINTER MEETING AT STARMOUNT CHURCH 

It was announced that the Presbytery of Orange will 
meet in its regular stated meeting at the Starmount Church, 
Greensboro, January 20, 1955. The minutes of this meeting 
were read and approved. The meeting was adjourned with 
a prayer of dismissal by the Rev. Charles DeSanto. 

Joseph M. Garrison, Moderator 
Cameron D. L. Mosser, Stated Clerk 
C. Linw^ood Cheshire, Jr., Perm. Clerk 



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CALLED MEETING 

PARK AVENUE CHURCH, BURLINGTON 

November 5, 1954 

The Presbytery of Orange met in the Park Avenue 
Church, Burhngton, at 1 :30 on November 5, 1954. The 
meeting was called to order by moderator Dr. Joe M. Gar- 
rison. Rev. John E. Ensign led in prayer. The following 
call was read by the Stated Clerk, Rev. Cameron D. L. 
Mosser : 

The constitutional requirements having been met I hereby call 
Orange Presbytery to meet at Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, on November 5th (Friday) at 1:30 P.M., to transact the 
following business: 

1. To receive the Rev. Douglas M. Harper, member of the Pres- 
bytery of East Alabama, and to arrange for his installation as pastor 
of the Pittsboro Church; and, to receive the Rev. Ray E. King, 
member of the Winchester Presbytery, and to arrange for his install- 
ation as pastor of the Meadowside Church, Greensboro. 

2. To hear and act on a report of Presbytery's Council relating 
to the organization and plans for the "Forward With Christ" move- 
ment. 

3. Act on a request from the Trustees of Camp New Hope re- 
lating to the building of a new swimming pool at Camp New Hope 
for the 1955 season; and to authorize a financial eifort on the part 
of the Board and give authority to the Board of Trustees of Orange 
Presbytery to borrow money for said project giving deed of trust 
for same. 

4. To act on any matters growing out of the above. 

5. To act on the call of Glenwood Church to Rev. Reid Mont- 
gomery; and to appoint a commission to install him as pastor. 

Cameron D. L. Mosser, Stated Clerk 

The call was found to be in order. A quorum was declared to be 
present with the following members of Presbytery enrolled: Ministers: 
Chester Alexander, Vance Barron, Irving Birdseye, Ralph Buchanan, 
E. Brammer, C. L. Cheshire, Jr., W. M. Currie, John E. Ensign, Joe 
M. Garrison, Marion S. Huske, J. T. Donnell, W. H. Westerfield, 
John Whitley, Frank Jones, Ray Watts, Harry Smith, Carl May, 
T. H. Patterson, Z. T. Piephoff, Reid Montgomery, John G. Parks, Jr., 
Marion Murray, Chalmers McCutchen, Hardin A. King, Scott Poole. 
Elders: J. F. Bowland, E. S. Maclin, J. B. Caulder, Dale F. Keller, 
C. V. Briggs, O. W. Miles, R. A. Watson, Sr., McKibben Lane, I. H. 
McCollum, J. M. Anderson, Harry P. Woods, John M. Foosher, A. L. 
Wright, John R. Paton, H. C. Simmons. 



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Rev. John Whitley, as chairman of the Commission on 
The Minister and His Work, gave a report. On his motion 
the calls to M. Douglas Harper, Ray E. King, and Reid 
Montgomery as extended by the Pittsboro, Meadowside and 
Glenwood Churches respectively, were found to be in order. 

KING, HARPER EXAMINED 

Presbytery proceeded to examine the Rev. M. Douglas 
Harper and the Rev. Ray E. King. The moderator examined 
them on experimental religion. Rev. W. M. Currie con- 
ducted the examination in theology. Rev. W. H. Wester- 
field examined in the Sacraments. Rev. Z. T. Piephoff 
conducted the examination in Church Government. The 
examination was sustained in its several parts and as a 
whole. Mr. Harper and Mr. King were accepted and en- 
rolled as members of Orange Presbytery. 

CALLS TO MONTGOMERY, KING, HARPER 

1. Call of Glenwood Church to Rev. H. Reid Montgomery. Salary 
of $4,000, manse, 1V2% participation in the Annuity Fund, one month 
annual vacation in consultation with, and at the discretion of the 
session. 

2. Call of Meadowside Church to Rev. Ray E. King. Salary of 
$1800 from the Church, and $1800 from the Extension Committee. 
Automobile expense of $300. Participation in the Annuity Fund, 
one month annual vacation. 

3. Call of the Pittsboro Church to Rev. M. Douglas Harper. 
Salary of $2100 by the church plus $300 by the Extension Committee. 
Mr. Harper to give part time to graduate work at Duke Divinity 
School. Participation in the annuity plan is given. One month 
vacation annually. 

The calls as extended were placed in the hands of the ministers 
and were accepted. 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE 

The report of the Installations Committee was given by 
the Rev. Ralph Buchanan and was adopted by Presbytery. 

1. To install Rev. H. Reid Montgomery at Glenwood Church, 
November 21, 1954, at 11:00 A.M. Dr. T. H. Patterson to preside, 
propound the constitutional questions, and to charge the congrega- 
tion. Dr. Charles Ramsay to preach. Rev. Murphy Williams to 
charge the pastor. Alternate minister, Rev. Joe Flora. The Elders 
to be any and all elders of the Glenwood Church. 

2. To install Rev. Ray E. King at Meadowside Church, December 
5, 1954, at 11:00 A.M. Dr. T. H. Patterson to preside. Hardin A. 



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King to preach the sermon. Dr. Charles Ramsay to charge the 
pastor. Elder McKibben Lane, Jr., to charge the congregation. Mr. 
W. Y. Preyer, alternate. 

3. To install Rev. M. Douglas Harper at Pittsboro Church, Sun- 
day, Nov. 21, 1954, 7:30. Dr. T. H. Patterson to preside and pro- 
pound the constitutional question. Rev. Scott Poole to preach. Rev. 
Vance Barron to charge pastor. Rev. John Ensign to charge the con- 
gregation. Elders to serve: Auburn Wright, Wade Barber, Cliff Poole. 

FORWARD WITH CHRIST PROGRAM 

Dr. T. H. Patterson presented the report of Presbytery's 
Council relative to the organization and plans for the 
"Forward With Christ" movement. The entire report with 
recommendations was adopted by action of Presbytery. 

Orange Presbytery committed the "Forward With Christ Pro- 
gram" back to the Council at its Fall Meeting, requesting the Council 
to bring recommendations as soon as possible to Presbytery regarding 
promotion and organization of this program in the churches of our 
Presbytery. Your Council submits the following recommendations: 

1. That Orange Presbytery adopt the "Forward With Christ 
Program" as sent down from the Assembly and the Synod and seek 
to realize its goals in the five departments of church work, namely: 
Evangelism, New Churches, World Missions, Education, and Stew- 
ardship. 

2. That Orange Presbytery approve the following organization 
to promote the Program: 

General Committee 
E. Frank Andrews, Chairman; Roy E. Watts, Co-Chairman; 
Tommy Mann, Pres. Men of Orange; Mrs. Hunter Dalton, Women 
of Orange. 

Evangelism 

Marion S. Huske, Chairman; Steve A. White, Co-Chairman; 
Mrs. W. C. Goley, Women of Orange. 

New Churches 

Chas. S. Wilkins, Chairman; C. F. McCutchen, Co-Chairman; 
Mrs. J. P. H. McNatt, Women of Orange. 

World Missions 

Hardin A. King, Chairman; George Mason, Co-Chairman; Mrs. 
A. W. Wells, Women of Orange. 

Education 

Jos. M. Garrison, Chairman; John J. Deifell, Co-Chairman; Mrs. 
J. H. Hogg, Women of Orange. 

Stewardship 

J. R. Ingram, Chairman; Z. T. Piephoff, Co-Chairman; Mrs. 
W. B. Thacker, Women of Orange. 

E. Frank Andrews, Chairman. 
Respectfully submitted, 



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SWIMMING POOL AT CAMP NEW HOPE 

Dr. T. H. Patterson presented the following report and 
recommendations from Presbytery's Council relative to the 
request from the Trustees of Camp New Hope relative to 
the building of an adequate swimming pool at Camp New 
Hope for the 1955 season, and to authorize a financial effort 
on the part of the Board and give authority to the Board 
of Trustees of Orange Presbytery to borrow money for the 
said project giving deed of trust for same. The report with 
the recommendations attached was adopted. 

1. That the Trustees of Camp New Hope be granted permission 
to build a new concrete swimming pool at the Camp, meeting all 
State Health requirements, size approximately 110 by 40 feet, and 
costing, at a maximum, $46,000; 

2. That the following financial arrangements be approved: 

(1) Capital gifts by members of the Board of Trustees and 
friends, amounting to at least $15,000; 

(2) Approval of Trustees approaching individual members 
of our churches for the purpose of securing gifts from 
$1.00 and above, with the understanding that no church 
will be asked to write this item in their budget or to 
promote a financial campaign; 

(3) In order to get plans under way, so that the work may- 
be completed by May 15, 1955, your Council recommends 
that Orange Presbytery approve the borrowing of an 
amount not to exceed $30,000, and that Orange Presby- 
tery directs its Trustees — T. Henry Patterson, C. T. Boyd, 
Chester Alexander, Henry V. Koonts, C. Fred Carlson, and 
T. M. Richmond — to execute deed of trust on the Camp 
New Hope property securing the note for the amount 
borrowed. 

It was voted that Presbytery obligate itself to write 
into its budget under Christian Education an amount to 
retire this indebtedness over a period of five years. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 
Note was made that our new brother, Rev. Ray E. King, 
is the son of one of our ministers, Rev. Hardin King. The 
adjournment prayer was made by the Rev. Hardin King, 
pastor of Shiloh Church. 

Joseph M. Garrison, Moderator 
Cameron D. L. Mosser, Stated Clerk 
C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Perm. Clerk 



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WINTER MEETING 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIRST STATED 

MEETING 

Starmount Presbyterian Church 

Greensboro, N. C. 

January 20, 1955 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its Three Hundred 
and Seventy-first Stated Meeting in the Starmount Presby- 
terian Church on Thursday, January 20, 1955, at 9 :30 A. M. 
The moderator. Dr. J. M. Garrison, called the meeting to 
order. Following the singing of the hymn, 'The Church's 
One Foundation," the host minister. Rev. Allen McSween, 
led in prayer. The retiring moderator preached on, "For- 
v^ard With Christ," on the text, Mark 14:23, ''And When 
He Had Given Thanks." Dr. Garrison concluded the de- 
votional exercises with prayer. 

A quorum was declared present by the stated clerk. The 
roll was as follows: 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander J. Lawson Dick Burlington, First 

Louie V. Andrews Glenn H. Campbell Memorial 

C. J. Gant Hope View 

W. M. Baker Steve White Mebane 

Vance Barron John B. Graham Chapel Hill 

Irving Birdseye Hilton West Guilford Park 

Edwin C. Brammer, Jr J. M. Anderson Bessemer 

William Brown W. A. Rankin Speedwell 

J. R. Bennett Greenwood 

Ralph L. Buchanan Henry A. Scott Hawfields 

Leslie Bullock 

Cecil Callis Elwood H. Clayton Bethesda 

Tom Henderson Yanceyville 

C. L. Cheshire, Jr. Harry M. Clark Park Avenue 

W. M. Currie 

Charles DeSanto A. E. Hawk Springwood 

A. P. Dickson J. S. Medearis Buffalo (G) 

J. T. Donnell C. A. Craddock Cross Roads 

George R. Edwards 

John E. Ensign Homer Tapp New Hope 

Wilson Efland Efland 

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MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

E. E. Gillespie 

C. E. Hodgin 

W. L. Hodgkin W. Smith Brandon 

M. S. Huske Claude C. O'Brien Westminster 

C. W. Jennings W. G. Rakestraw Smyrna 

J. T. Roberts Wentworth 

Frank S. Jones J. D. Richardson El Bethel 

Hardin A. King Oscar W. Miles Shiloh 

Ray E. King McKibben Lane, Jr. Meadowside 

Chalmers McCutchen E. M. Underwood Sanford, 1st 

H. R. McFayden C. Don Alexander Dogwood Acres 

R. J. McMullen 

J. P. H. McNatt N. T. Wrenn Brentwood 

Allen C. McSween Robert H. Hood Starmount 

K. M. Misenheimer R. D. Hughes Eno 

C. C. Wilkinson Fair Field 

J. E. Latta Little River 

H. Reid Montgomery W. B. Mayhew Glenwood 

Guy M. Morrow N. L. Oliver Oak View 

Ben McCulloch Stoney Creek 

David C. Moss Paul G. Boone Bethel 

Cameron D. L. Mosser 

John G. Parks, Jr William G. Springs Reidsville, 1st 

T. H. Patterson 

Z. T. Piephoff J. R. Andrews Bethany 

Scott M. Poole W. Hoyt Scott Mt. Vernon Spgs. 

Charles M. Ramsay 

J. E. Ratchford J. B. Joyce Madison 

C. H. Reckard Sydney Green Hillsboro 

John A. Redhead, Jr E. Frank Andrews Greensboro, 1st 

John A. Kellenberger Greensboro, 1st 

W. Y. Preyer Greensboro, 1st 

Robert B. Rock R. A. Currie Broadway 

J. Don Skinner Wesley D. Lee Northside 

Harry E. Smith 

Carl H. Stark, Jr John W. Lee Piedmont 

James H. Wade Arthur Ross, Jr Asheboro 

C. J. Miller-.:- Stoneville 

Roy E. Watts H. P. Morrison High Point, 1st 

W. H. Westerfield J. B. Caulder E. Burlington 

Olin M. Whitener C. D. McLeod White Hill 

E. Q. Matthews Pocket 

John C. Whitley John M. Yount Leaksville, 1st 

R. Murphy Williams 

John N. Wilson Colon McKenzie Edgewood 

W. L. Sharpe Alamance 

K. E. Seymour Buffalo (L) 

H. C. Simmons Crestwood 

C. O. Smith, Jr. Graham 

J. E, Warren Randolph 

P. W. Meadows Riverview 

Churches with no elder present: Bethlehem, Cumnock, Euphro- 

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nia, Farmville, Gilead, Goldston, Griers, Gulf, Hillview, Haywood, 
Jonesboro, Pleasant Grove, Red House, St. Andrews, Salem, Siler City. 

Dr. Chester Alexander placed the name of Dr. W. T. 
Thompson before Presbytery as the nominee of the Fall 
Meeting of Presbytery, for the office of moderator. The 
Rev. William Currie moved that Dr. Thompson be elected 
by acclamation. The motion was carried. Dr. Thompson 
was led to the rostrum by Dr. Alexander and extended good 
wishes by the Rev. J. M. Garrison, retiring moderator. 

Rev. Edwin C. Brammer and Rev. Louie V. Andrews 
were elected temporary clerks. Words of welcome were 
extended by ruling elder Robert Hood to the Presbytery. 
Rev. Allen C. McSween presented the committee on Orders 
which was received by action of Presbytery. The following 
was adopted as a working docket. 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

WINTER MEETING 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIRST STATED MEETING 

STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

3501 West Market Street 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Thursday— January 20, 1955—9:30 A.M. 

9:30 A.M. Presbytery Called to Order 

Devotional Service, Sermon by the retiring moderator, 

Dr. J. M. Garrison 
Roll Call 



Election of Moderator, Temporary Clerks 

Words of Welcome 

Report of Committee on Orders 

Communications 

Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Committee Appointments 

Report of Commission, Minister and His Work 



10:30 A.M. 
12:00 Noon 
12:30 



Report of Special Committee on Union 
Examination of Seasonal Records 
Lunch 

Report of Committee on Courtesy 



Afternoon Session 



2:00 P.M. 
2:45 P.M. 




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Report of Council 

Report of Church Extension (H.M.) 
Report of Committee on Higher Education 
Unfinished Business 
Reading of Minutes 
Adjournment 

HISTORY OF STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

As a result of a survey made in February 1951, the Committee of 
Church Extension of Orange Presbytery, with representatives ap- 
pointed by the Sessions of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant 
and the First Presbyterian Church, began work toward organization 
of a church in West Greensboro. In September 1951 the Committee 
received, as a gift from Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Weaver, a lot on the 
corner of West Market Street and Ashland Drive. Preliminary plans 
were completed and construction of a building was begun in August 
1952. 

Orange Presbytery received a petition bearing 102 names re- 
questing the organization of a church and on October 14, 1952, ap- 
proved the petition and appointed a Commission. The Church was 
formally organized on November 16, 1952, at the Presbyterian 
Church of the Covenant and 96 members were received. The following 
week the congregation elected its first Elders and Deacons and 
adopted the name, ''Starmount Presbyterian Church." 

Regular Worship Services began the first Sunday in January 
1953 in the First Moravian Church. Dr. Frank R. Elder, retired 
minister from Cincinnati, Ohio, served as Temporary Supply from 
February 1, 1953 until August 2, 1953. Reverend Allen C. McSween 
became the first pastor on August 9, 1953. 

On March 29, 1953 the congregation worshipped in its new 
building for the first time and on May 17, 1953 the building was 
dedicated. At that time the building was presented, debt free, by 
Orange Presbytery and the sponsoring Churches to the congregation 
of the Starmount Church. There were 264 charter members. 

On January 1, 1954 the Church received from J. P. Stevens and 
Co. a lot adjacent to the church property with 200 feet frontage on 
West Market Street. In July 1954 the church purchased the house 
and lot at 304 Waverly Way for a manse. 

The membership of the Church on November 21, 1954, the Second 
Anniversary, was 407 and the Sunday School enrollment was 429. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Rev. Cameron D. L. Mosser, stated clerk, presented the 
following communications: 

1. A letter requesting excuse from attendance of Presbytery from 
M. Douglas Harper was read. Request was granted. 

2. A letter was read from Mr. Thomas D. Rose who had been 
asked to serve as official custodian of the records of the dissolved 



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Covenant Church, Chapel Hill, for a year. A motion made by T. H. 
Patterson was carried to the effect that the church records including 
the roll of remaining members of the dissolved Covenant Church, 
Chapel Hill, be placed in the hands of the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work. 

3. Reports of installations and ordination were received from 
the following commissions: 

INSTALLATION OF THE REV. VANCE BARRON 
The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Pres- 
bytery, met at Chapel Hill Church, October 10, 1954, at 7:45 and 
was opened with prayer by Dr. Roy E. Watts. Members present: 
John C. Whitley, Chalmers F. McCutchen, Roy Watts and ruling 
elder Howard Holderness. A quorum was present. Mr. Howard 
Holderness was elected clerk. Dr. James A. Jones of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery had been invited by Presbytery to preach the sermon. 

Dr. Watts presided in the worship service. Rev. James A. Jones 
preached on Deuteronomy 33:29. Dr. Roy E. Watts recited the pro- 
ceedings of Presbytery and propounded the constitutional questions 
to the minister and to the congregation. These questions being 
answered in the affirmative. The Rev. Vance Barron was installed 
as pastor of the Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church according to Para- 
graphs 136-140 of the Book of Church Order. A charge to the 
minister was given by the Rev. Chalmers F. McCutchen. A charge 
to the congregation was delivered by ruling elder, Howard Holderness. 

The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced by 
the newly installed minister. The members of the congregation came 
forward to give their newly installed pastor their right hand in token 
of their cordial reception and affectionate regard. 

The minutes of this commission were read and approved. The 
commission adjourned with prayer by the Rev. M. McCutchen. 

s/ Roy E. Watts, Moderator 
Howard Holderness, Clerk 

MINUTES OF THE ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF 
WILBUR L. HODGIN 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to Ordain 
Licentiate Wilbur L. Hodgkin and to install him as Pastor of the 
Milton and Red House Churches, met at Milton on Sunday, October 
24, 1954, at 9:45 A.M. The Commission was called to order by the 
chairman, Dr. T. Henry Patterson and Dr. C. E. Hodgin led in prayer. 
The following were present: Dr. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. H. P. Ruppenthal 
by invitation, and Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Ruling Elders: John 
Williams and M. A. Chandler. Mr. Chandler was elected to serve as 
Clerk of the Commission. 

The Chairman directed the Program of Worship at the morning 
service and the sermon was preached by the Reverend H. P. Ruppen- 
that. Pastor of the Northgate Presbyterian Church of Durham, 
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to the Seminary to prepare for the ministry. The Choir of the North- 
gate Church was present and presented special music at both the 
morning and afternoon services. Mr. Hodgkin, at the request of the 
Northgate Choir, played the piano and directed the choir for both 
services in a most effective manner, setting a wonderful spiritual 
tone for the sacred service. 

The Constitutional questions of Ordination and Installation were 
asked of Mr. Hodgkin and the Congregation by the Chairman. All 
being answered in the affirmative, the hands of the Presbytery were 
laid upon Wilbur L. Hodgkin ordaining him, with prayer, to the 
sacred work of proclaiming the Gospel of Christ. The charge to the 
Minister was given by the Chairman and the charge to the congrega- 
tion given by Dr. C. E. Hodgin. 

After the singing of a hymn, the Benediction was pronounced 
by the new minister and the members of the Milton congregation 
and friends came forward to welcome Mr. and Mrs. Hodgkin and 
pledge their cooperation and support. 

The Commission recessed with prayer until 2:30 P.M. to convene 
at the Red House Church. 

After a delightful fellowship dinner, served by the congregations 
of the Red House and Milton Churches, in the lovely grove of the 
old Red House Church (organized in 1756), in which the congrega- 
tions and many friends participated, the Commission reconvened at 
2:30 in the Sanctuary. 

The Chairman led the Service of Worship and the message of 
the afternoon was delivered by Mr. Ruppenthal. The required Con- 
stitutional questions in the B.O.C.O. were asked of both the Minister 
and the congregation, all of which being answered in the affirmative, 
a prayer of Dedication was led by Dr. C. E. Hodgin and the Chairman 
pronounced the Rev. W. L. Hodgkin regularly called and installed 
as Pastor of the Red House Presbyterian Church. The charge to 
the congregation was given by Dr. Hodgin and the charge to the 
Minister by the presiding chairman. 

After singing the hymn, "Lead On, O King Eternal," the Bene- 
diction was pronounced by Mr. Hodgkin, and the members of the 
congregation extended the right hand of fellowship and pledged 
their prayers, cooperation, and support to Mr. and Mrs. Hodgkin. 

The Commission met immediately after the service, reviewed 
its Minutes, and closed its work with prayer by Dr. Patterson. 

T. Henry Patterson, Chairman 
M. A. Chandler, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. DOUGLAS 
HARPER, PITTSBORO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

NOVEMBER 21, 1954 

The Commission, appointed by Orange Presbytery, to install 
the Reverend M. Douglas Harper, Jr., Pastor of the Pittsboro Pres- 



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byterian Church, met November 21, 1954, at 7:20 at the Church. 
The following members were present: Ministers — T. Henry Patterson, 
Chairman; Scott M. Poole, Vance Barron. Elders, D. Lacy Alston, 
Auburn Wright, D. J. Thompson, Cliff Poole and Wade Barber, Elders 
of the Pittsboro Church. 

The Commission was convened with prayer by the Chairman and 
Mr. Wade Barber was elected Clerk. After organization, the Com- 
mission repaired to the Sanctuary for the evening service of Worship, 
which was led by the Chairman of the Commission. The Choir of 
the Pittsboro Church rendered special music. The sermon of the 
evening was preached by Rev. Scott M. Poole upon the theme of 
the "Great Com.mission," using as his text, Luke 24:44-48. 

After the sermon the usual Constitutional questions were pro- 
pounded to the minister elect and to the congregation; all of which 
being answered in the affirmative, the entire congregation and Min- 
ister stood for the prayer of Dedication; and the Chairman pro- 
nounced Mr. Harper as regularly elected and Installed Pastor of the 
Pittsboro Church. Dr. Vance Barron, Pastor of the Chapel Hill 
Presbyterian Church, gave a strong and challenging charge to the 
Minister to preach the Word with courage and clarity. A short 
charge was given to the congregation by the chairman, Dr. T. Henry 
Patterson. 

Following the singing of a hymn, Mr. Harper pronounced the 
benediction and the members of the Church came forward to welcome 
both he and Mrs. Harper, and assured them of their love, support 
and prayers. 

The Commission met to review its minutes, directing that they 
be recorded and copy sent to Stated Clerk of Orange Presbytery. 
The meeting was closed with prayer by Dr. Vance Barron. 

T. Henry Patterson, Chairman 
Wade Barber, Clerk 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION APPOINTED TO INSTALL 
REV. RAY E. KING 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. Ray E. King was 
convened at Meadowside Presbyterian Church Dec. 5, 1954, prior 
to the morning worship by Dr. T. Henry Patterson, chairman. Meet- 
ing of the Commission was opened with prayer by Rev. Hardin King. 
McKibben Lane, Jr., was elected secretary. 

During the regular morning worship service. Rev. Hardin King 
preached the sermon. Following the sermon, Dr. T. Henry Patterson 
propounded the constitutional questions to Rev. Ray King and to 
the congregation; these being answered in the affirmative he declared 
him duly elected and installed as Pastor of Meadowside Presbyterian 
Church. 

Dr. Charles M. Ramsay gave the charge to the pastor and Mr. 
McKibben Lane, Jr., gave the charge to the congregation. The 
benediction was pronounced by the new minister and members of 
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Following the completion of the morning service, the Commis- 
sion met and approved its minutes and adjourned with prayer by- 
Mr, Lane. 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. Henry Patterson, Chairman 
McKibben Lane, Jr., Secretary 

JOHN G. PARKS, JR., AND FIRST CHURCH, REIDSVILLE 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to install the 
Rev. John G. Parks, Jr., as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Reidsville, met at the church before the service of installation of 
pastor-elect Parks. The meeting was called to order by chairman, 
John C. Whitley. Mr. Mosser was asked to serve as secretary. The 
entire commission was present: Rev. John C. Whitley, Rev. William 
Brown, Rev. Cameron D. L. Mosser, Elders E. Frank Andrews and 
C. W. Perry. Mr. Andrews made the opening prayer. Mr. Whitley 
conducted the service of worship at the 7:30 hour with a splendid 
congregation in attendance. The sermon related to Ephesians 1:15-23, 
"Christ's Relation to the Church," was preached by the Rev. William 
Brown. 

Mr. Whitley reminded all present of Presbytery's procedure and 
then proceeded to propound the constitutional questions as per the 
Book of Church Order. The questions being answered in the affirma- 
tive by pastor-elect Parks, and by the congregation, the chairman 
announced that Mr. Parks was the duly elected and installed pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Reidsville. A charge to the 
pastor was given by Mr. Mosser who also made the installation 
prayer. Elder E. Frank Andrews gave a charge to the congregation. 
The benediction was pronounced by the newly installed Rev. John 
G. Parks, Jr. The congregation came forward to greet the newly 
installed pastor and his wife. 

Following the benediction the commission met, approved the 
minutes of the commission and adjourned with prayer by Elder 
Charles W. Perry. 

John C. Whitley, Chairman 
Cameron D. L. Mosser, Secretary 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL THE REV. HUGH 
REID MONTGOMERY 

The Commission, appointed by Orange Presbytery to install 
Rev. Hugh Reid Montgomery, Pastor of the Glenwood Presbyterian 
Church, met at the Church at 10:45 A.M. on Sunday, Nov. 21, 1954. 
The Commission was called to order by the Chairman, Dr. T. Henry 
Patterson, and Rev. R. Murphy Williams opened the meeting with 
prayer. The following were present: 

Ministers: T. Henry Patterson, R. Murphy Williams, Joseph M. 
Garrison. Elders: W. B. Mayhew, W. M. Brown, G. W. Pearson, C. D. 
Taylor, J. P. Mitchell, Sr., J. B. Smith and K. N. Kirkman, Jr. 

The Commission elected K. N. Kirkman, Jr., to serve as Clerk. 
The Worship Service began at 11:00 A.M. and was led by the 



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Chairman, Dr. Patterson. Elder W. B. Mayhew offered the Morning 
Service Prayer. Before the Sermon Dr. Patterson explained the 
work and purpose of the Commission and introduced these members 
to the congregation. The Sermon on the subject, "Christian Sharing," 
from Luke 10:17, was preached by Dr. Joseph M. Garrison. 

The Constitutional Questions were then propounded to the 
Minister-Elect and to the congregation by Dr. T. Henry Patterson, 
all of which were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman then 
declared Mr. Montgomery the regularly elected and installed Pastor 
of the Glenwood Presbyterian Church. The installation prayer was 
led by Dr. Joseph M. Garrison. The charge to the congregation was 
delivered by Rev. R. Murphy Williams, and the charge to the minister 
by Dr. T. Henry Patterson. 

After the singing of a hymn, Mr. Montgomery, the newly in- 
stalled Pastor, pronounced the Benediction and the members of the 
congregation came forward to welcome him as their minister. 

The Minutes were read and approved. The Commission was 
adjourned with prayer by Elder C. D. Taylor. 

T. Henry Patterson, Chairman 
K. N. Kirkman, Jr., Clerk 

INSTALLATION REV. MARION E. MURRAY, JONESBORO 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to install the 
Rev. Marion E. Murray Pastor of the Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, 
met at the Church on Sunday evening, October 3, 1954, at 7:15 P.M. 
The Commission was called to order by the Chairman, T. Henry 
Patterson, and Mr. McCutchen led in prayer. The following members 
were present: Ministers — T. Henry Patterson, Chairman; Chalmers 
F. McCutchen, W. L. Foley, and Ruling Elders Gabe Holmes and John 
Diefell. Mr. Diefell served as Clerk of the Commission. 

The Chairman led the service of Worship during which time the 
sermon was preached by Rev. Chalmers F. McCutchen. After the 
sermon, the constitutional question, as required by the Book of 
Church Order, were propounded to the congregation and to the Min- 
ister elect; all of which were answered in the affirmative. Mr. Murray 
was then declared duly elected and installed as Pastor of the Jones- 
boro Church and the prayer of dedication was offered by the Chair- 
man. The charge was delivered to the Pastor by Ruling Elder Gabe 
Holmes and the charge to the congregation by Rev. W. L. Foley. 
Both charges were very appropriate and splendidly given. After the 
singing of a hymn, the pastor of the Church pronounced the Benedic- 
tion and the members of the Church, led by the Officers, came forward 
and welcomed Mr. and Mrs. Murray and assured them of their love 
and cooperation. 

The Commission met and reviewed their minutes, ordered them 
filed with the Clerk of Orange Presbytery and the work of the Com- 
mission was closed with prayer by Elder John Diefell. 

T. Henry Patterson, Chairman 
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4. Organization of Veteran's Drive Chapel into a Church. 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON ORGANIZING 
VETERAN'S DRIVE CHAPEL 

The Commission appointed by Presbytery for the organization 
of Veteran's Drive Chapel, Elon College, N. C, met October 10, 1954, 
at 7:15 P.M. at Veteran's Drive Chapel. Members of the Commission 
present were: Rev. Dr. T. Henry Patterson (Chairman), Rev. Mr. 
Charles DeSanto, Rev. Mr. David C. Moss, and Elder John Barnwell. 
A quorum being present the meeting was called to order by the 
chairman and opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Moss. The Chair- 
man called for the election of clerk of the commission. The Rev. Mr. 
David C. Moss was nominated and duly elected. 

Suggestions and instructions for the order of service to be 
followed were presented to the Commission for approval. The fol- 
lowing is the order of service approved and accepted. 

Opening Hymn "Holy, Holy, Holy" 

Invocation Rev. Dr. D. C. Moss 

Hymn "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" 

The Sermon "How Big Is Your God?" 

Rev. Mr. Chas. DeSanto 

The Charge from the Book of Church Order was read by the 
Chairman, Rev. T. Henry Patterson. The following presented their 
credentials in the form of letters of dismissal from the Springwood 
Presbyterian Church: 

Margie McAdams Robert Nance Jacqueline Webb 

Richard McAdams Dottie Nance Bruce Andrews, Jr. 

Gertrude Scott Betty Andrews, Jr. Peggy Fowler 

John Scott Deroy Fowler Peggy Lewis 

Marie Parker Gerald Lewis Jessie Keisling 

Sue Humphery Marjorie Whitaker Douglas Baker 

Barbara Humphery John Whitaker Stella Baker 

Wilda Humphery William Atkinson Nancy Caldwell 
Douglas Humphery Susan Atkinson Velma lerry 

Onie Beaucheane Samuel Webb 

The following presented himself for membership by Reaffirmation 
of Faith: Fred Keisling. 

On a motion by Elder John Barnwell and seconded by Rev. Mr. 
DeSanto, they were accepted into the membership of the Church. 

With the congregation standing the Prayer of Dedication and 
Consecration was led by the Rev. Mr. David C. Moss. 

By virtue of the foregoing action, the Chairman declared the 
congregation a duly constituted Church and it was called to order 
by the Chairman of the Commission for the purpose of electing the 
officials of the Church. The following officers were duly nominated 
and elected by the congregation in accordance with proper parlia- 
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ELDERS DEACONS 

Mr. John Whitaker Mr. Douglas Baker 

Mr. Samuel Webb Mr. John Scott 

Mr. William Atkinson Mr. Gerald Lewis 

The Ordinance of Infant Baptism was administered by the Rev. 
Dr. T. Henry Patterson following a charge of responsibility to the 
parents and congregation. The following children were baptized and 
declared Covenant Members of the Church. 

Samuel Edwin Webb Ronnie Baker Donna Marie Parker 

Sharon Ann Webb Aleta Mae Atkinson Terry Dawn Parker 
David Andrew Webb Wm. Henry Atkinson Earnest Beaucheane 
Donald Evan Webb Mary Linda Parker Phillip Hurley Sumner 

Elder John Barnwell charged the congregation concerning their 
spiritual and material obligations. 

The singing of the hymn, ''Blest Be the Tie That Binds" was 
followed with the Benediction by the Rev. Mr. Charles DeSanto. 

The instruction of the elected officers, and arrangement for their 
Ordination and Installation, was left in the hands of the Chairman 
of the Commission, Rev. Charles DeSanto; the Elders of the Com- 
mission and the Springwood Presbyterian Church. 

The Commission reviewed its Minutes and adjourned with prayer 
led by Elder John C. Barnwell. 

Respectfully submitted, 

David C. Moss, Clerk of Commission 

5. A request was made by the newly organized Veterans Drive 
Presbyterian Church that the name be changed to Trinity Presbyter- 
ian Church. The request was granted by action of Presbytery. 

6. A letter from Hillsboro Church asked permission to change 
the minister's salary from $3600 to $4000. Permission was granted. It 
was voted to amend the terms of the call to that effect. 

7. The Rev. Cameron D. L. Mosser, Stated Clerk, presented the 
report of his office. By action of Presbytery the report was received 
and committed to the record. 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK 

January 20, 1955 

The stated clerk wishes to thank the ministers and clerks of 
session for making a real effort in sending in their reports on time. 
Twenty-eight were in by the deadline date of January 7th as re- 
quested. Fourteen churches had their reports in a day or two ahead 
of schedule. It is the opinion of the stated clerk that in some in- 
stances the blanks dealing with Religious Education data were not 
completed. Certain activities were not reported. On the whole the 
reports reflected a zeal for completeness and accuracy. 

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roll of Presbytery. There are 79 churches, one of which is inactive. 
Presbytery reports twenty-five candidates for the ministry. 

Orange Presbytery licensed six men to preach the gospel. Six 
men were ordained. There were eighteen installations. There were 
seven pastoral dissolutions, one being by the death of the pastor. 
One church was organized, the Trinity Presbyterian Church, R.F.D. 
7, Burlington. The Rev. Carl B. Craig on April 8, and Philip A. Mickel 
on July 5th were called to their heavenly home. Eighteen thousand, 
nine hundred and seventy-six (18,976) communicants are reported 
with three small churches with no reports in, A splendid gain in 
Presbytery's communicants is noted. 

The stated clerk notes with warm approval that one of the 
younger churches, the Starmount Church, our host church today, 
received during the year recently closed, 22 members by profession 
of faith and 97 by letter or reaffirmation. Membership of this young 
church is reported at 412 with 431 in the Sunday School. Benevo- 
lences were almost $8,000.00. Current expenses were just under 
$80,000.00. 

Statistics do not always reflect the faithful work of Godly 
ministers and elders in fields where there is far less opportunity. 
The stated clerk would like to call the attention of each minister 
and elder how that Paul on his trip to Rome "Thanked God and took 
courage." 

It is expected that the printed minutes of the meetings held 
since the summer meeting of 1954, with corrected data in the directory 
will be in the hands of each minister and clerk of session within thirty 
days following the meeting today. 

Respectfully submitted, 
s/ Cameron D. L. Mosser, Stated Clerk 

8. A communication from elder Robert D. White indicated his 
inability to serve on the Committee on Sessional Records. Elder 
Harry M. Clark of Park Avenue Church was elected as chairman of 
this committee. 

9. The Stated Clerk called Presbytery's attention to the fact 
that the time for the April meeting, the Third Thursday, was in the 
week when ministers of our Presbytery and Synod would be in Vir- 
ginia in the pulpit evangelistic exchange. It was voted to meet at 
the Brentwood Church on April 14th, the second Thursday, in its 
Spring meeting. 

10. Rev. Ralph Buchanan extended an invitation to Presbytery 
to meet with the Hawfields Church during its observance of its 
200th anniversary, for the fall meeting of Presbytery. The invitation 
was accepted. 

11. A letter from Rev. C. M. Gibbs, stated clerk of Fayetteville 
Presbytery, was read relative to a request to the Synod of North 
Carolina, concerning the changing of Presbytery's boundary so as 
to bring the Harnett Hill Community in Lee County into the bounds 
of Fayetteville Presbytery. This was answered in the negative. 

12. Letters of transfer concerning the Rev. Olin Whitener and 
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VISITING MINISTERS 

The following" ministers were in attendance and were invited to 
sit as visiting brethren: Rev. Floyd A. Duncan, Wheeling Presbytery, 
Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.; Rev. J. Don Skinner, Albemarle Pres- 
bytery; Rev. Olin M. Whitener, Mecklenburg Presbytery; Rev. Milton 
Faust, Synod's Director of Evangelism, Concord Presbytery; Rev. 
Day Carper, Greenbrier Presbytery, Presbyterian Missionary to 
Africa. 

TEMPORARY COMMITTEES 

The moderator announced the following committee appointments: 
Committee on Resolutions and Courtesy — Dr. Chester Alexander, 
Elder Frank Andrews, Rev. Charles DeSanto. Committee on Bills 
and Overtures — Dr. J. M. Garrison, Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, Elder 
Hilton West. 

RECEPTION OF THE REV. SKINNER, AND THE REV. 
WHITENER 

The Rev. John C. Whitley, chairman of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, presented the report of the Commission as 
related to the Rev. J. Don Skinner, called to Northside Church, and 
the Rev. Olin M. Whitener, called to Pocket, Euphronia and White 
Hill Churches. The moderator examined the two ministers in the 
field of experimental religion. The Rev. William Currie conducted the 
examination in Theology. The Rev. Allen McSween examined the 
ministers in Sacraments. In the field of Church Government the ex- 
amination was conducted by Dr. Charles M. Ramsay. The examina- 
tion was sustained in its several parts and as a whole. 

Mr. Skinner and Mr. Whitener were accepted and enrolled as 
members of Orange Presbytery and the calls were placed in their 
hands. 

1. Northside Church call to the Rev. J. Don Skinner. A salary 
of $4200, free use of the manse, regular participation in Minister's 
Annuity Fund, one month annual vacation. 

2. Olin M. Whitener and White Hill, Euphronia and Pocket 
Churches. A. White Hill — Salary of $1600, regular participation in 
the Minister's Annuity Fund, one month vacation, free use of manse. 

B. Euphronia — Salary of $420, regular participation in the Minister's 
Annuity Fund, one month annual vacation, free use of the manse. 

C. Pocket — Salary of $1200, participation in Minister's Annuity Fund, 
one month annual vacation, free use of the manse. D. Home Mission 
Committee supplement of $900 is added. 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON UNION 

A committee appointed by the moderator, stated clerk, 
and chairman of the Nominations Committee, in accordance 
with the request of Presbytery made at the Fall Meeting, 
made its report through the chairman. Dr. John A. Redhead. 
By action of Presbytery the report was adopted and com- 
mitted to the record. It was voted to adopt the recommen- 



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dations seriatim. The recommendations were approved. 

Your Committee has held two meetings with all members present 
and wishes to report the following actions: 

1. Adoption of the General Assembly's ''STATEMENT ON IS- 
SUES CONCERNING PRESBYTERIAN UNION" as a full 
and fair presentation of the case. 

2. Mailing of a letter to the Pastor and Clerk of the Session of 
each church in Orange Presbytery urging careful study of 
said "Statement," and announcing meetings in Burlington and 
High Point for addresses by speakers favoring and opposing 
Union. 

Your Committee recommends the following method of procedure 
in consideration of this question: 

1. That the Presbytery engage in a discussion of the matter of 
Church Union with speakers limited to members of Presbytery 
being heard alternately for each side as far as possible. 

2. That representatives of each side be allowed a total of 30 
minutes, if so desired, before a call for the question will be 
in order. 

3. That each speaker speak once not exceeding six minutes. 

4. That after the question is called for, the Rev. Joseph M. Gar- 
rison be heard for a period not exceeding 10 minutes as the 
closing speaker for Union, and that the Rev. M. S. Huske be 
heard for a. period not exceeding 10 minutes as the closing 
speaker against Union. 

5. That Presbytery vote by written ballot. 

6. That after the close of the debate Presbytery engage in a 
season of silent prayer to be closed by the Moderator, after 
which the vote will be taken without further discussion or 
debate from the floor. 

Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr. 
Rev. M. S. Huske 
Rev. Ralph Buchanan 
Rev. John Whitley 
Elder Henry Koontz 
Elder D. J. Walker, Jr. 

The vote on the categorical question on Union was as 
follows: Votes cast — 116. Votes for Union — 52. Votes 
against Union — 64. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery was recessed for lunch. At the conclusion 
of the meal Dr. Chester Alexander, chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Resolution and Thanks, gave the report of his 
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Orange Presbytery wishes to express its thanks to the pastor 
and congregation of the Starmount Presbyterian Church for the warm 
welcome extended to its ministers and elders at the winter meeting. 
Our every need was met by the thoughtful hospitality of the host 
church. The delicious luncheon served by the women of the Church 
was especially enjoyed. Presbytery expresses its joy at the splendid 
progress made by the Starmount Church, one of the youngest and 
most promising in the Presbytery. 

Rev. Chester Alexander 
Rev. Charles DeSanto 
E. Frank Andrews 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery was reconvened with prayer by Dr. E. E. 
Gillespie. 

EXAMINATION OF SESSIONAL RECORDS 

By action of Presbytery it declared itself a committee 
of the whole for the purpose of examining Sessional Rec- 
ords. The Rev. W. H. Westerfield was appointed to make 
the report in the absence of the newly elected chairman, 
Harry Clark. 

No records were submitted by the following churches: 
Bethlehem, Buffalo (G), Edgewood, Euphronia, Farmville, 
Gilead, Goldston, Griers, Gulf, Jonesboro, Pittsboro, Pleas- 
ant Grove, Pocket, Red House. 

Exceptions noted: Fairfield and Haywood had only 
three stated meetings. New Hope had no statistical report, 
did not note dismissions, did not give proper notice for 
congregational meeting. Riverview omitted statistical re- 
port. Greensboro, 1st omitted statistical report. Northside 
records omitted list of elders attending. Milton had only 
three stated meetings. 

THE COMMITTEE ON WORLD MISSIONS 

The Rev. Hardin King, chairman of the Committee on 
World Missions, presented the report of his committee. He 
presented the Rev. Day Carper, missionary of the Presby- 
terian Church, U. S., who gave a vivid report of the de- 
nomination's work in the Belgian Congo. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WORLD MISSIONS 
Orange Presbytery 
Jan. 20, 1955 

The report of your Committee consists of the recent report of 

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the Board of World Missions which has been distributed among the 
members of the Presbytery plus some items of local interest and an 
address by the Rev. Day Carper, one of our missionaries on furlough 
from our field of work in Africa. 

First, we would give thanks to Almighty God for His continued 
blessings and guidance upon our World Mission work during the 
past year; for the great opportunity and challenge facing us in 
many places of the world today; for the faithfulness and diligence 
of missionaries in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ our Sav- 
iour; and for the increase of His Kingdom where the Gospel is being 
proclaimed. 

Our work in general has been very encouraging in spite of 
reverses here and there which have been experienced during the year. 
It is evident however, that we must do more to support and expand 
our work with both personnel and material. We are not able to take 
advantage of the doors of opportunity which stand open to us today 
nor to meet the spiritual need of the millions for whom we are 
responsible throughout the world with our present resources. 

In regard to personnel, it is interesting to note that in the past 
twenty-five years. Orange Presbytery has sent into our World Mission 
Work only 8 missionaries. This means that we have been sending 
into this most vital work one missionary every three years. This is 
about the average for our Presbyteries as a whole. Our Assembly, 
through the three-year program of Forward With Christ, is asking 
us to double this number during this three year period. This means 
that we must be more diligent in presenting the challenge and seek- 
ing to interest capable and willing young people in our local churches 
to answer the call of God to go and preach the Gospel to a needy 
and lost world. 

In regard to finances, your chairman discovered, that while the 
gifts to World Missions by our Presbytery has increased 126 per cent 
in the ten year period since 1945, the contributions to other benevo- 
lences has increased 145 per cent and the contributions to all other 
causes of the church, current expenses, building fund, etc., has in- 
creased 195 per cent. A comparison of the contributions to World 
Missions by our Presbytery with the total contributions to all causes 
is revealing. In 1945, 6.1 percent of our total gifts went to Mission 
work. Today 4.8 percent of our total gifts goes to Mission work. 
This means that in the past ten years our contributions to World 
Missions in relation to our total gifts has decreased 21 percent or 
better. This has happened in spite of the tremendous increase of 
obligations in our Mission work and the countless opportunities 
which challenge us today. 

In the year that has just closed Orange Presbytery gave $69,657 
to World Missions. We have 19,133 members in our churches. This 
means that on a per capita basis each of us gave $3.64 to World 
Missions. This looks pretty good from an over-all point of view, 
but when we remember that this is only 1 cent per day for all our 
members, it doesn't look so good. Surely this does not reflect the 
real interest, belief and concern for our World Mission Work nor for 
our honest attempt to carry out the command of our Saviour to 
preach the Gospel to every creature. 
Recommendations : 

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1. That pastors and Sessions, seek through suitable means, such 
as schools of missions, mission study courses, special programs, and 
mission speakers where possible, to keep their people informed about 
our World Mission work throughout the year, and especially during 
our World Mission Season, Feb. 1-March 6. 

2. That capable young men and women in the local churches be 
sought out and challenged to hear the call of God to dedicate them- 
selves to World Mission work. 

3. That each church contribute its full quota of Presbytery's 
askings for World Missions through the central treasurer. 

4. That churches, when possible for them to do so, be encouraged 
to adopt special projects over and above their quotas, such as the 
full or partial support of an individual missionary, native evangelist, 
special needs. 

5. That the Week of Prayer and Self-denial be observed Feb. 27- 
March 6, and that our people be given the opportunity to make 
special contributions to World Missions. 

6. That a special offering be taken in each church, where possible, 
at Easter, for the program of Overseas Relief and Inter Church Aid 
which is administered by our World Mission Board. 

Respectfully submitted, 
s/ Hardin A. King, Chairman 

THE COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

The Rev. William Baker, chairman of the Nominations 
Committee, presented the report of the committee. The 
report was adopted. 

THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS TO 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY, JANUARY 20, 1955 

The Committee on Nominations submits the following Trustees: 

1. Presbytery 

1958— Dr. T. Henry Patterson, C. T. Boyd. 

2. Davidson College 

1958— Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

3. Flora Macdonald College 

1958— Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Paul D. Hastings, C. W. Perry and 
Stephen A. White. 

4. Glade Valley School 

1958 — J. E. Beard to take the place of George Harden, Floyd 
H. Craft, Paul Ingle. 

5. Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund 
1956 — Clarence Jones. 

6. Camp New Hope 

1958— Paul D. Hastings, Karl E, Prickett, J. R. Ingram, Mrs. 
Rufus D. Wilson, H. D. Jones and Rev. C. H. Reckard to take 
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Permanent Committees: 

1. The Council 

1958— M. E. Yount, E; J. R. Ingram, D. 

2. Examinations 
1958 

A. Theology 

Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr. ; . 

B. Sacraments 

Rev. J. M. Millard 

C. Church Government 

Dr. Charles M. Ramsay, Rev. Vance Barron to take the 
place of Rev. Carl Craig. 

D. English Bible 

Rev. Leslie Bullock, Rev. Marion Murray to take the place 
of Dr. G. Aiken Taylor. 

3. Nominations 

The term of Rev. C. L. Cheshire and Stephen A. White ex- 
pires. They are eligible for re-election. 

4. Sessional Records , f ■ 
1957 

In place of R. D. White, resigned, Mr. Harry M. Clark, Park 
Avenue Church. 

5. Commission on the Minister and His Work 
1958 

H. P. Morrison to take the place of Ralph Monger and Rev. 
John Whitley be placed in this class. Dr. J. M. Garrison, 
H. P. Morrison, Rev. John Whitley, Lawrence Bennett is 
member in Class of 1957 instead of Stephen A. White. 

6. World Missions and Overseas Relief 
1958 

James E. Ratchford, Smith Brandon, Mrs. Stephen A. White, 
Rev. John Parks to take the place of Dr. G. Aiken Taylor^ 
in Class of 1956. 

7. Annuities and Relief 

1958— Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, Harry M. Clark. 

8. Church Extension 

1958— W. M. Baker, Rev. A. P. Dickson, Allen Tate, John 
Henry James. 

That the name of Douglas Richardson be dropped from the 
Class of 1956. 

9. Higher Education 

1958— Rev. J. T. Donnell, Victor King. 
10. Christian Education 

1958— That W. G. Springs (Reidsville) take the place of 
J. E. Lewis; W. R. Boothe take the place of Thomas E. Mc- 
Knight and Miss Sarah McNeill take the place of Miss 
Catherine McCormick. 

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Rev. Scott Poole, Dr. Charles M. Ramsay, W. G. Springs, 
W. R. Boothe, Miss Sarah McNeill, Mrs. James Hogg take 
the place of Mrs. Ralph Holt, resigned in Class of 1956; 
that Miss Jean Moling take the place of Miss Amelia Hough 
in class of 1957. 

11. Homes 

1958— Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., J. H. Highsmith, James Roney. 

12. General Funds Agencies 

1958 — Rev. Kay Misenheimer, J. M. Sanders, L. H. Bennett. 

13. Women's Work 

1958— Rev. R. Murphy Williams, Mrs. Glenn Dallas. 

14. Your committee would ask permission of Presbytery to date 
back all classes of committees and trustees one year. As it 
stands now we are replacing the Class of 1955. We ask to 
mark the Class of 1956 as it stands "1955." 

s/ William Baker, Chairman 

SUB-COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES 

The Rev. J. T. Donnell, chairman, presented Mr. James 
Watkins as a candidate for the ministry. Having been 
examined on experimental religion and his motives for 
entering the ministry, on motion of Mr. Donnell, it was 
voted to take Mr. Watkins under the care of Presbytery. 
The moderator called upon Mr. Watkins' pastor, the Rev. 
Ralph Buchanan, to deliver a charge to the candidate. The 
moderator presented the questions required in paragraph 
108 of the B.C.O. with the candidate answering in the af- 
firmative. 

On motion by Mr. Donnell, Presbytery voted to endorse 
the application of candidate James Watkins for entrance 
to Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, in 
September, 1955, and grant him permission to enter the 
Seminary without further college work. 

COMMISSIONERS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The following men were elected as commissioners to the 
General Assembly, meeting in Richmond, June 2, 1955 : 

Ministers: J. T. Donnell, Chester Alexander, C. W. Jennings, 
Scott Poole, A. P. Dickson. Alternates: E. E. Gillespie, Leslie Bullock, 
Charles E. Hodgin, Robert Rock, R. Murphy Williams. 

Elders: T. H. Whitley, T. M. Richmond, Arthur Ross, Charles 

Kerschner, Wilson Efland. Alternates: W. H. Sullivan, E. Webster, 
E. M. Underwood, J. G. McAlister, Jr., Frank Smith. 

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SYNOD'S DIRECTOR OF EVANGELISM 

The Rev. Milton Faust, Synod's Director of Evangelism, 
v^as presented to Presbytery. Mr. Faust urged the minis- 
ters to support the Evangelism Exchange program. He 
urged participation in the regional Evangelism conferences 
set up in this Synod and especially the meeting at Church 
of the Covenant, Greensboro, February 11, 1955. 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BOOK OF CHURCH 

ORDER 

The Rev. J. M. Garrison, chairman of the Committee 
on Bills and Overtures, reported on the Proposed Amend- 
ments to the Book of Church Order. On Mr. Garrison's 
motion it was voted to act seriatim. 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER 

The General Assembly of 1954 approved and sent to the Presby- 
teries for their advice and consent the following amendments to the 
Book of Church Order: 

1. Amendment to Paragraph 126. (Page 54 of Minutes) 

Overture 1 requests the General Assembly to harmonize defini- 
tions of "Temporary" and "Occasional Supply" in the amendments 
to Paragraph 126, Book of Church Order. In Paragraph 126, Sentence 

2, substitute ''Occasional Supplies" for "Temporary Supplies," thus 
making the paragraph to conform with the 1953 amendment (General 
Assembly Minutes 1953, page 64.) The sentence will read: "All of 
these shall be ordained Ministers, except that Presbytery may approve 
licentiates, candidates, or laymen as Occasional Supplies." 

This amendment is hereby approved and sent to the Presbyteries 
for their advice and consent. 

2. Amendment to Paragraph 232. (Page 56 of Minutes) 

The 1953 General Assembly referred to the Permanent Judicial 
Committee Overture 18 and proposed amendment to Paragraph 263 
(General Assembly Minutes 1953, page 27), regarding the minister 
with no definit work. We recommend that the report of the Permanent 
Judicial Committee on this matter be approved, which report is as 
follows: "It is the opinion of the Judicial Committee that the matters 
referred to in the proposed amendment to Paragraph 263 more log- 
ically belong to paragraph 232. We suggest amending Paragraph 
232 as follows: (to be inserted before the first sentence of Paragraph 
232) 'Whenever a minister of the Gospel shall habitually fail for a 
period of two years to be engaged in the regular discharge of his 
ministerial functions, it shall be the duty of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work to report that fact to the Presbytery, and it 
shall be the duty of the Presbytery. . . .' We further recommend that 
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sentence 'These provisions shall in no way apply to a minister honor- 
ably retired because of age or disability.' We further suggest that 
a cross reference to Paragraph 232 be added to Paragraph 96, 1. which 
describes the duties of the Commission on Minister and His Work 
when it serves as a committee." 
presbyteries for their advice and consent. 

The above proposed amendments are approved and sent to the 
Presbyteries for their advice and consent. 

3. Amendment to be known as Paragraph 145 A. 

(Page 57 of Minutes) 

5. We recommend that overture 7 from the Presbytery of East 
Hanover be answered in the affirmative, and that the General As- 
sembly decline to enact the proposed amendment to Paragraph 109, 
even though it has received the approval of the requisite number of 
presbyteries, and that the Assembly instead approve the proposed 
amendment, to be known as Paragraph 145A, and that it be sent to 

Paragraph 145 A will read as follows: 

"When a candidate or licentiate has been ordained by a presby- 
tery or its commission, the Session of the congregation of which he 
is a member shall be notified by the stated clerk of the presbytery. 
Upon receipt of this notice the Session shall drop the now ordained 
minister from the roll of its members and proper record thereof be 
made." 

4. Amendment to become a new Chapter in Book of Church Order. 

(Pages 78-81 of Minutes) 

THE BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER, FORM OF GOVERNMENT 

Chapter 

THE DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The Holy Scriptures bear witness to the diversities of gifts 
bestowed upon the servants of God. By precept and example our 
Lord and his Apostles have exalted the ministry of teaching as a 
means of perfecting the saints, for the edifying of the body of Christ. 

To meet the need of the Church for the service of prepared per- 
sons, in addition to ordained Ministers, to foster the spiritual nurture 
of God's people. Presbyteries may receive and enroll as candidates 
for certification as Directors of Christian Education men and women 
who give promise of usefulness in this field; and, when such persons 
have been trained and their gifts have been proved, as hereinafter 
prescribed, the Presbyteries may certify them as Directors of Chris- 
tian Education. 

(A) Persons Preparing for This Vocation 
1. It is recommended that every person who, believing himself 
(or herself) called to serve the Church as a Director of Christian 
Education, enters on a course of study and of practical training to 
prepare himself for such a vocation should seek to be taken under 
the care of Presbytery. This should ordinarily be the Presbytery 
which has jurisdiction over the church of which he is a member. He 
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at least two months prior to the meeting of the Presbytery, addressing 
his application to the Chairman of the Committee on Christian Edu- 
cation or to the Stated Clerk. 

2. Upon receipt of the application it shall be the duty of this 

committee to inquire carefully into the Christian character, the 
personality, the vocational fitness, and the physical, mental and 
spiritual qualifications of the applicant; and to report to the Presby- 
tery upon these and other points which would have a bearing upon 
his qualifications for this vocation. The report should also contain the 
recommendation of the committee as to whether the applicant should 
or should not be received under the care of the Presbytery. 

3. If the committee recommends that an applicant be taken 
under the care of the Presbytery, he shall appear before the Presby- 
tery in person, and shall be examined by the Presbytery on experi- 
mental religion and on his motives for seeking to serve as a Director 
of Christian Education. 

4. If the testimonials and the examination prove satisfactory, 
the Presbytery shall receive him under its care in the following 
manner: 

The Moderator shall propose to him these questions: 

(1) Do you promise in reliance upon the grace of God to 
maintain a becoming Christian character, and to be diligent and 
faithful in making full preparation for service as a Director to 
Christian Education? 

(2) Do you promise to submit yourself to the proper supervision 
of the Presbytery in matters that concern your prepai tion for this 
vocation ? 

If these questions are answered in the affirmative, the Moderator^ 
or someone appointed by him, shall give the candidate a brief charge; 
and the proceedings shall close with a prayer. The name of the candi- 
date is then to be recorded on the Presbytery's roll of persons who, 
under its care, are preparing for service as Directors of Christian 
Education. 

5. As respects his preparatory training for his vocation, the 
candidate is under the oversight of the Presbytery. It shall be the 
duty of the Presbytery to show a kindly and sympathetic interest in 
him, and to give him counsel and guidance in his preparation for 
service as a Director of Christian Education. 

6. A candidate shall, at his own request, be allowed to withdraw 
from the care of the Presbytery. The Presbytery may also, for 
sufficient reasons, remove the name of a candidate from its roll; but 
in such case it shall report its action and the reasons therefor to 
the candidate. 

(B) The Certification of Directors of Christian Education 

1. The examination of a person applying for certification as a 
Director of Christian Education shall be conducted by the Presbytery 
under whose care he is at the time he seeks certification. But if he 
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Presbytery, his own Presbytery may dismiss him to that Presbytery 
for certification. 

2. If a person applying for certification as a Director of Chris- 
tian Education is not under the care of a Presbytery, his examination 
shall ordinarily be conducted by the Presbytery having jurisdiction 
of the church to which he has been called. In such cases he should 
file his application for certification as a Director of Christian Educa- 
tion at least two months prior to the meeting of the Presbytery, 
addressing his application to the Chairman of the Committee on 
Christian Education or to the Stated Clerk. Upon receipt of the 
application this committee shall proceed as indicated in paragraphs 
A:2 and A:3 above. 

3. The Presbytery shall require a candidate for certification as 
a Director of Christian Education to show evidence of having secured 
from an accredited institution a master's degree based upon two 
years of graduate professional study in the field of Christian educa- 
tion. (See paragraph C:2 below for a supplementary provision.) In 
addition, he shall show evidence of having received and accepted a 
call from the Session of a particular church or from some authorized 
agency of a Presbytery or a Synod or the General Assembly, to a 
position of service in which he will devote at least as much as half 
of his time to Christian education. He shall be examined on his 
understanding of basic Christian beliefs, church government, the 
sacraments, English Bible and Christian education. 

In extraordinary cases a Presbytery may allow exceptions to 
the above requirements; but the Presbytery shall always make a 
record of the exceptions allowed and of the reasons therefor. 

4. If the Presbytery be satisfied with the qualifications and 
examination of the candidate, it shall then proceed to certify him 
as a Director of Christian Education. The certifying shall be in the 
following manner: 

The Moderator shall propose to him the following questions: 

(1) Do you believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testa- 
ments to be the Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and 
practice ? 

(2) Do you sincerely receive and adopt the Confession of Faith 
and the Catechisms of this Church, as containing the system of 
doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures; and do you further promise 
that if at any time you find yourself out of accord with any of the 
fundamentals of this system of doctrine, you will on your own 
initiative make known to the Presbytery having jurisdiction over the 
church of which you are a member, the change which has taken place 
in your views since the assumption of this vow? 

(3) Do you approve of the government and discipline of the 
Presbyterian Church in the United States ? 

(4) Have you been induced, as far as you know your own heart, 
to seek service as a Director of Christian Education from love to 
God and a sincere desire to promote his glory in the Gospel of his Son ? 

(5) Do you promise faithfully to perform all the duties of a 
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God to adorn the profession of the Gospel in your life, and to set a 
worthy example before the people whom you serve? 

(6) Do you promise to subject yourself in the Lord to the super- 
vision of the Session (or other agency) under which you will be 
laboring ? 

5. The name of the person so certified shall be recorded on the 
Presbytery's roll of certified Directors of Christian Education, and 
a record of the certificatiin shall be given to him. 

6. Certification by the Presbytery for service as a Director of 
Christian Education remains valid so long as the person certified 
continues to be actively engaged in the service of a church or other 
authorized agency of a Presbytery, Synod, or the General Assembly 
in a position in which he devotes at least as much as half of his time 
to Christian education. When he is no longer actively engaged in 
this field of service, his certification remains valid for a three-year 
period only. A person whose certification has become invalid may 
have it renewed by the Presbytery on recommendation of its Com- 
mittee on Christian Education, this recommendation to be consequent 
upon the written request of the person involved. 

While a person who has been once certified for services as Di- 
rector of Christian Education may keep his certification valid when 
he is no longer actively engaged in the work, he is eligible to use 
the title, "Director of Christian Education," only when he is pro- 
fessionally engaged for as much as half of his time in some phase 
of Christian education. 

Certification for service as a Director of Christian Education may 
be revoked on request of the person so certified. Or the Presbytery, 
for sufficient reason, may revoke his certification; but in such case 
the Presbytery shall record the reasons therefor and shall report 
its action and the reasons for it to the worker and to the Session 
of his church. 

7. A roll of certified Directors of Christian Education shall be 
maintained by each Presbytery, shall be reported annually to the 
General Assembly, and shall be recorded annually in the Minutes 
of the General Assembly. 

The certified Director of Christian Education continues to be a 
member of a local church and subject to the jurisdiction of the 
Session. 

When a certified Director of Christian Education transfers his 
membership to a church in another Presbytery, his Presbytery may 
grant him a certificate by which his name may be transferred to the 
roll of certified Directors of Christian Education of the Presbytery 
having jurisdiction of the church to which he has transferred his 
membership. A Presbytery enrolling a certified Director of Christian 
Education by certificate of transfer may examine him in his views 
concerning basic Christian beliefs. 

(C) The Certification of Associates in Christian Education 

1. The procedure for the examination and certification of As- 
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above for Directors of Christian Education, except that the require- 
ments differ as follows: 

The Presbytery shall require a candidate for certification as an 
Associate in Christian Education to show evidence of having secured 
from an accredited educational institution a bachelor's degree. 

2. An Associate in Christian Education may achieve certification 
for service as a Director of Christian Education by completing a 
five-year period of service as an Associate in Christian Education in 
which he has successfully demonstrated his vocational ability, and 
by completing a minimum of nine semester hours of graduate study 
in Christian education in an accredited institution approved by the 
Presbytery. When these requirements have been met to the satisfac- 
tion of the Presbytery's Committee on Christian Education, it may 
then recommend to the Presbytery that the person involved be certi- 
fied as a Director of Christian Education. Presbytery may take this 
action without further examination of the candidate and without the 
renewal of his vows, simply recording its action and entering the 
person's name on its roll of certified Directors of Christian Education. 

(D) Assistants in Christian Education 

Local churches may employ as Assistants in Christian Education 
men or women who show interest, aptitude and ability in the field 
of Christian education but who do not seek certification by Presbytery. 

5. Amendment to Paragraph 147. (Page 180 of Minutes) 

The last sentence of Paragraph 147, Book of Church Order, reads: 
"In every case, the time for retirement shall be September 1, follow- 
ing the seventieth birthday." Because of this sentence the 70-year 
automatic retirement rule of the Presbyterian Church, U. S., does 
not apply equally to its ministers. For example, a minister whose 
seventieth birthday falls on August first may serve only one month 
before the application of Paragraph 147. On the other hand, a 
minister whose seventieth birthday falls on October first may serve 
for eleven months before Paragraph 147 would apply. 

Recommendation: That Paragraph 147, Book of Church Order, 

be amended by deleting the sentence reading: "In every case, the 
time for retirement shall be September 1, following the seventieth 
birthday," and that the sentence reading: "In every case, the time 
for retirement shall be the seventieth birthday," be substituted in 
its place. 

The amendment is approved and is sent to the Presbyteries for 
their advice and consent. 

The vote on the amendments was as follows: 1. 56-0, 
2. 58-0, 3. 57-0, 4. 3-51, 5. 55-0. 

A motion by the Rev. Marion S. Huske was passed that. 
Dr. J. M. Garrison and Dr. Leslie Bullock be constituted 
as a committee to bring to the next meeting of Presbytery 
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Amendment No. 4 which was voted down in the form pre- 
sented. 

REPORT OF INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE 

1. To install the Rev. Olin M. Whitener. The date: February 
20, 1955. To be installed as pastor of White Hill, Pocket and Euphro- 
nia Presbyterian Churches. To preside: Rev. John Wilson. To preach: 
Rev. Chalmers F. McCutchen. To charge the pastor: Rev. Marion 
Murray. To charge the congregation: Dr. F. L. Knight. The elders 
of each church to complete the commission and to serve as alternates. 

2. To install the Rev. J. Don Skinner at Northside Church, 
January 30, 1955, at 11:00 A.M. To preside— Rev. Cameron D. L. 
Mosser. To preach: Dr. T. H. Patterson. To charge the congregation: 
Z. T. Piephoff. To charge the pastor: Elder John Barnwell. Alternate 
Elders: Mr. Durwood Stokes, Mr. Grady Vance. 

The report as prepared by chairman Ralph L. Buchanan 
was adopted. 

THE COUNCIL OF PRESBYTERY 

A verbal report by chairman E. Frank Andrews was 
received as information. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 

The Rev. Chalmers F. McCutchen presented as chairman 
the report of the committee on Church Extension. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION- 
JANUARY 20, 1955 

Your Committee would report briefly at this meeting; asking 
approval only of appropriations to Churches to assist in paying 
ministers' salaries. If the following appropriations are approved, 
the salary of all full-time pastors will be $3600.00 or above. A Spec- 
ial Committee is also making a study of salaries and needs of our 
ministers in Home Mission fields, and your Committee expects to 
equalize income according to needs in so far as it is possible. 

Appropriations to Churches and Fields — Church Year 1955 

Brentwood $ 600 Red House 1200 

East Burlington 600 Speedwell 600 

Dogwood Acres 1200 Springwood 900 

Edgewood 1800 Stony Creek 1500 

Pleasant Gr. 960 Oak View 

Griers Salem 300 

Hope View 1200 Siler City 1200 

Memorial Mt. Vernon Spgs. 

Meadowside 1200 White Hill 

Pittsboro 300 Pocket 900 

Milton Euphronia 



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Crestwood, Randolph, Gulf, Haywood, Farmville are working 
under temporary Supply arrangements and the Committee will have 
to wait until more permanent pastoral relationships are established 
before making definite appropriations. 

During the past year the Bessemer and Northside Churches have 
come to full self-support. We would like to commend and congratu- 
late these Churches. 

The Committee plans to employ at least two students during 
the summer for assisting in the work at Trinity Church (formerly 
Veteran's Drive Chapel) and the Dogwood Acres Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Chalmers F. McCutchen, Chairman 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION— ORANGE 
PRESBYTERY— 1954 



Balance January 1, 1954 . . $14,938.99 

RECEIPTS: 

Orange Presbytery . $50,619.11 

Belk Fund . 1,000.00 

L. Richardson Fund 3,000.00 

Assembly's Board of Christian Education 3,000.00 

Orange Presbytery — Board of Trustees 3,000.00 

Loan — Randolph Presbyterian Church 3,000.00 

Ministers— 21/2% M. A. Dues 199.33 

Coupons 150.00 

Miscellaneous 42.00 $64,010.44 

TOTAL . $78,949.43 

DISBURSEMENTS: 

Salaries $15,582.50 

Travel Expense (Dr. H. R. McFayden) 1,200.00 

Minister's Annuity (7y2%) 971.35 

Building 34,728.28 

Loan . 12,000.00 

Survey (High Point) 49.88 

407 Hillcrest Drive, Greensboro, N. C. — - 71.55 

Delegates to Conference on Church Ext. 90.00 

Moving Ministers 269.67 

Miscellaneous 234.75 $65,197.98 

Balance in Bank January 11, 1955 $13,751.45 

Chester Alexander, Treasurer 

EXPLANATIONS 
Receipts : 

Miscellaneous — $ 11.25 Overpayment of 2y2% M. A. dues 

on Rev. C. B. Craig 



30.75 refund on Annuity of Rev. C. B. 
Craig at his death 



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Disbursements : 



Building- 



Loan — 

Delegates — 
Moving Ministers- 
Miscellaneous — 



407 Hillcrest Drive— $ 



$ 500.00 Dogwood Acres 
1,000.00 Memorial Pres. Church (Manse) 
5,000.00 Edgewood Pres. Church 
5,000.00 Randolph Pres. Church 
3,000.00 Buffalo Pres. Church 
3,000.00 Brentwood Pres. Ch. (Assembly) 

250.00 Pittsboro Pres. Church (Manse) 
1,000.00 Randolph Pres. Church 
2,478.28 Starmount Pres. Church 
5,000.00 Guilford Park Pres. Church 
2,000.00 Northside Pres. Church 
1,000.00 Meadowside Pres. Church 
3,000.00 Mt. Vernon Pres. Church 
2,500.00 Siler City Pres. Church 

$3,000 Orange Pres.— Board of Trustees 
3,000.00 Randolph Pres. Church 
6,000.00 Northside Pres. Church 

$ 90.00 Rev. Poole, Morrow and McNatt 

$ 63.00 Rev. L. V. Andrews 
50.00 Rev. Douglas Harper 
156.67 Rev. Ray E. King 

100.00 Car Allowance— DeSanto 
5.50 Box Rent 
2.75 Ledger Sheets 

66.50 Binding Books 
60.00 Secretarial Services 

51.51 Repairs 
20.04 Insurance 



REPORT ON THE D. P. FAUST ESTATE 

Dr. T. H. Patterson presented a report relative to the 
D. P. Faust Estate. By action of Presbytery the report 
was adopted and committed to the record. 

THE D. p. FOUST TRUST 

Recommendations of Board of Trustees of Orange Presbytery 
to the Security National Bank, Trustee, and to Orange Presbytery: 

I. That the Trustees of Orange Presbytery acknowledge with 
gratitude the detailed report on the D. P. Foust Trust as given 
by the Security National Bank, Successor Trustee, to Mr. D. P. 
Clapp; this report being given in two parts as follows: 

"Part I. A review of matters pertaining to the D. P. Foust 
Estate prior to qualification of the Security Na- 
tional Bank of Greensboro, Successor Trustee." 1911 to May 
14, 1953. 

Part 11. Statement of Security National Bank of Greensboro of 
this Trust May 14, 1953, to December 31, 1954." 



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II. That the Trustees go on record as accepting this statement as 
a true picture of said Trust, given in its three parts under the 
Will of D. P. Foust, dated May 10, 1907. 

III. That we approve and recommend that the Security National 
Bank, Successor Trustee, be granted its petition for fees as 
follows : 

(a) One percent (1%) Inception Fee on the value of the prop- 
erty received from former Trustee in the total amount 
of $88,839.43, and 

(b) Five percent (5%) Commission on income received by 
present Trustee subsequent to May 14, 1953. 

IV. That our Board of Trustees agree to, and recommend to Orange 
Presbytery, and to the Springwood Presbyterian Church, the 
two parties in the above Trust, the principal Value of Trust 
be set up as $81,280.85. 

V. That, the remaining cash over and above this amount, as of 
December 31, 1954, be disbursed as follows: 

1. Security National Bank be paid in full the fees due as of 
this date, and 

2. That the remaining part be paid by the Security National 
Bank to the Trustees of the Springwood Presbyterian 
Church, as set forth in Will, and balance to the Trustees 
of Orange Presbytery. 

(a) That Trustees of the Springwood Presbyterian Church be 
paid $3,975.10. 

This amount to be paid to the Springwood Church in view 
of the fact that $300.00 Annual payment, as set forth in 
the will, payable to the said church for keeping up preach- 
ing in said church, was not paid from August 4, 1928 to 
March 18, 1947. 

(b) Furthermore this amount to be paid with the concurrence 
of Orange Presbytery and the Trustees of the Springwood 
Presbyterian Church signing proper papers, acknowledging 
this as payment in full of all back dues and agreement to 
the Principal of Trust being set up in the amount of $81,- 
280.85, from which the Springwood Church shall henceforth 
receive the amount of $300.00 per year from the earnings 
of that portion of Trust from which said church derives 
its $300.00 per year. 

(c) Whatever amount remains after paying the Springwood 
Church to be distributed to the Committee on Church Ex- 
tension of Orange Presbytery for the purpose of "Keeping 
up preaching in weak Churches," and "Home Mission 
Work" in Orange Presbytery. 

VI. That income from Trust be paid semi-annually by the Security 
National Bank, Trustee, to the Trustees of Springwood Presby- 



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terian Church in the amount of $150.00, and to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery for distribution as set forth in the Will. 

Trustees of Orange Presbytery, 
T. Henry Patterson, Chairman 
C. Fred Carlson, Secretary 

January 14, 1955. 

TRANSFER OF REV. GEORGE R. EDWARDS 

A request was made by the Rev. George R. Edwards to 
be transferred to Granville Presbytery. The request was 
granted. 

AMENDMENT TO PRESBYTERY'S MANUAL 

The following amendment to Presbytery's Manual was 
proposed by Dr. Charles M. Ramsay. By action of Presby- 
tery, it was approved, to be acted upon at the Summer 
1955 meeting of Presbytery. 

I request that the manual of Orange Presbytery be altered to 
allow the appointment of five (5) additional members to the Christian 
Education Committee (three ministers and two women). This request 
comes from and has been approved by the Christian Education Com- 
mittee itself. 

s/ Charles M. Ramsay, 

Chairman, Christian Ed. Comm. 
Jan. 20, 1955 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved 
by Presbytery. On motion Dr. Roy E. Watts made the 
adjourning prayer. 

W. T. Thompson, Moderator 
C. Linwood Cheshire, Perm. Clerk 
Attest: Cameron D. L. Mosser, Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
INDEX 



Amendments to Book of Church Order 58 

Annuities and Relief 33 

Benevolence Askings 25-27 

Called and Adjourned Meetings 15, 17, 35 

Camp New Hope 38 

Candidates 7, 57 

Church Extension 64 

Commissioners to General Assembly 57 

Commissions: Reporting: 

Installation of Louie V. Andrews 20 

Installation of Edwin *C. Brammer 21 

Installation of William M. Currie 22 

Installation of Vance Barron 43 

Installation of W. L. Hodgkin 43 

Installation of Douglas Harper 44 

Installation of Ray E. King 45 

Installation of John G. Parks, Jr 46 

Installation of Reid Montgomery 46 

Installation of Marion Murray 47 

Organization of Trinity Church (Veteran's Drive) 23, 48 

D. P. Faust Estate 66 

Evangelism Program 31, 58 

Examinations and/or Licensures 29, 30, 36 

Forward With Christ Program 34, 37 

Homes: Report 33 

Installations Committee 31, 64 

Mailing Directory Individual Churches 8 

Memorial to Rev. Philip A. Mickel 32 

Nominations Committee 55 

Permanent Committees: Names and Addresses of Laymen 4 

Presbytery's Council 23 

Roll of Ministers 3 

Sessional Records 53 

Stated Clerk: Annual Report 49 

Time and Place of Meeting 22, 34, 50 

Voting on Union 34, 51 

World Missions 53 



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URGE YOUR FELLOW CHRISTIANS TO REMEMBER 
IN THEIR WILLS THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
AND ITS INSTITUTIONS 



FORM OF BEQUEST 



"I , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North Carolina (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's work as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the bequest 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 
tery.) 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of 
people who would like to leave at least a part of their money 
or property where it will be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Master. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good 
securities ; the income from the investments to be given by 
the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institu- 
tion which in its judgment appears to be the most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequest in 
this way: 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security 
of the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most good at that time. 

"3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the Pres- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause that year ; 
in fact, where it was most needed each year." 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

Called Meeting 
First Church, Greensboro, N. C. 
February 28, 1955 

Spring Adjourned Meeting 
Brentwood Church, High Point 
April 14, 1955 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SECOND 
STATED MEETING 

New Hope Church, R.F.D. 2, Chapel Hill 

June 23, 1955 

Called Meeting 
Little Joe's Church, Barium Springs, N. C. 

July 13, 1955 



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Page 

AMENDMENTS TO THE MANUAL 26-27 

CALLED AND ADJOURNED MEETINGS 5, 7, 21, 40 

CANDIDATES— 

Dropped 17 

Received 17 

Transferred 17 

Commissioners to the General Assembly 39 

Commissions Reporting — 

Installation of Rev. J. Don Skinner 10 

Installation of Rev. William H. Kryder 11 

Installation of Rev. Olin M. Whitener 11, 12 

Ordination of Rev. Gerald N. Reiff 18 

Minister and His Work 28 

Committees — 

Appointed 14 

Bills and Overtures 18, 19 

Courtesy 25 

Installations 14 

Orders, Study Committee 39 

Records and Amendments 14 

Committees — 
Reporting 

Annuities and Relief 29 

Audits - 30 thru 38 

Bills and Overtures 18, 19, 20 

Christian Education 

Church Extension 12, 13, 14 

Courtesy 17, 27 

Evangelism 6 

General Fund Agencies 29 

Higher Education 



Sub-Committee on Candidates 17, 27, 28 

Nominations 29, 30 

Woman's Work 25 

Council, Report of 14, 25, 26 

History of Churches — 

Brentwood, High Point 9, 10 

New Hope, R. F. D. 2, Chapel Hill 

Ministers — ^ 

Licensed: Mr. G. N. Reiff . 17, 18 

Ordained: Rev. G. N. Reiff 24 

Received: Rev. W. H. Kryder 5, 6 

Rev. D. W. Hix 28 

Rev. D. R. Moorefield 28 

Transferred: Rev. C. D. L. Mosser 20 

Rev. S. M. Poole 24 

Rev. G. N. Reiff 40 

Mary I. Smith Loan Fund 15 

Memorial to Rev. R. Murphy Williams, Sr. 15, 16, 17 

Moderator — 

Nomination of 18 

Election of 18 

Pastoral Dissolution: Rev. Scott M. Poole and Siler City, 

Mount Vernon Churches 25 

Permanent Clerk 18 

Presbytery — 

Attendance 7, 8, 21, 22 

Dockets 8, 9, 22, 23 

Meetings 5, 7, 21, 40 

Ministerial Roll 4 

"PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY" 27 

Stated Clerk 18 

Time and Place of Next Meeting 20, 39 

Williams, Rev. R. Murphy, Sr. 15, 16, 17 



ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



Alexander, Chester, D.D 504 Fountain PI., Burlington 

Andrews, Louie V 1729 McKnight Mill Rd., Greensboro 

Baker, W. M Mebane 

Barron, Vance 513 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 

Birdseye, Irving E 2319 Fairfield Ave., Greensboro 

Brammer, Edwin C 714 Elwell Ave., Greensboro 

Brown, William Rt. 5, Reidsville 

Buchanan, Ralph L Rt. 1, Mebane 

Bullock, Leslie, Th.D Flora Macdonald College, Red Springs 

Callis, Cecil Yanceyville 

Cheshire, C. Linwood, Jr 201 Markham St., Burlington 

Currie, W. M 922 Carr St., Greensboro 

DeSanto, Charles Box 6, Whitsett 

Dickson, A. P 2520 Church St., Greensboro 

Donnell, J. T Rt. 3, Mebane 

Ensign, John E Rt. 2, Chapel Hill 

Flora, Joseph M., Jr 804 W. Bessemer, Greensboro 

Foley, W. L Rt. 1, Sanford 

Garrison, Joseph M 214 N. Ridgeway Dr., Greensboro 

Gillespie, E. E 709 Simpson St., Greensboro 

Harper, M. Douglas Pittsboro 

Hix, Douglas W Box 861, Durham 

Hodgin, C. E., D.D 125 W. Avondale, Greensboro 

Hodgkin, W. L Milton 

Huske, Marion S 1611 Walker Ave., Greensboro 

Jennings, C. Wesley Wentworth 

Jones, Frank S., Th.M Rt. 1, Leaksville 

King, Hardin A Rt. 1, Burlington 

King, Ray 1884 Mayfair, Greensboro 

Kryder, W. H Graham 

McCutchen, Chalmers F 212 Hawkins Ave., Sanford 

McFayden, H. R Rt. 2, Asheboro 

McLaughlin, W. C, D.D 112 Yamamotu Dori, Ikuti Ku, 

Kobe, Japan 

McMullen, R. J., Sr., Ph.D.-„.208 Vance St., Chapel Hill 

McNatt, J. P. H 621 Wesley Place, High Point 

McSween, Allen C 304 Waverly Way, Greensboro 

May, Carl Rt. 1, Leasburg 

Millard, J. M Rt. 10, Greensboro 

Misenheimer, Kay M Cedar Grove 

Montgomery, H. Reid 1116 Lexington Ave., Greensboro 

Moorefield, David R R. F. D. 2, Asheboro 

Morrow, Guy M Rt. 4, Burlington 

Moss, David C McLeansville 

Mosser, Cameron D. L 508 W. Davis St., Burlington 

Murray, Marion J 416 E. Main St., Sanford 

Parks, John G., Jr Reidsville 

Patterson, T. H., D.D Box 2758, 407 Hillcrest Dr., Greensboro 

Piephoff, Z. T Rt. 1, Graham 

Poole, Scott M Box 421, Siler City 

Ramsay, Charles M., Ph.D. __ Austin College, Sherman, Texas 

Ratchford, James E Madison 

Reckard, C. H Hillsboro 

Redhead, John A., Jr., D.D. —704 Dover Rd., Greensboro 

Rice, W. M 1905 Woodside, Greensboro 

Rock, Robert B. Broadway 

Schenck, L. B., Ph.D Davidson College, Davidson 

Scott, Jack Brown Presbyterian Mission, Soonchun, 

Chulla Namdo, Korea 

Seals, D. Hilton 3735 Colorado St., Long Beach, Calif. 

Skinner, J. Don Rt. 5, Wilkins St., Burlington 

Smith, Harry E Chapel Hill 

Stark, Carl H., Jr 1002 Grace St., Burlington 

Thompson, W. T., Litt.D 3410 Chamberlayne Ave., Richmond, Va. 

Wade, James H 804 S. Park St., Asheboro 

Watts, Roy E., D.D 1310 Woodland Dr., High Point 

Westerfield, W. H.. 1113 Dixie St., Burlington 

Whitener, Olin M Rt. 1, Sanford 

Whitley, John C Leaksville 

Wilson, John 1408 Woodland Ave., Sanford 



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CALLED MEETING 
First Church, Greensboro 
February 28, 1955 

The Presbytery of Orange met in the First Church, 
Greensboro, 2 :30 P.M., on February 28, 1955. The meeting 
was called to order by the former moderator, Rev. John C. 
Whitley. Dr. Chester Alexander made the convening prayer. 
The following call was read by the stated clerk, Cameron 
D. L. Mosser : 

February 15, 1955 

The Constitutional requirements having been met, (B. C. O. Par. 78) 
a special meeting of Orange Presbytery is called to meet at 2:30, on 
February 28th (Monday) in the Virginia Gilmer Room, First Presby- 
terian Church, Greensboro. Entrance is on Green St. side. Items of 
business : 

1. To receive the Rev. William Howard Kryder from the Presby- 
tery of South Carolina and to act on the call extended to him by the 
Graham Church, and to attend to any business incidental thereto. 

2. To receive a special report of the Committee on Evangelism, 
especially as related to Interchange of Ministers between Synods of 
Virginia and North Carolina, and attend to any item of business 
growing out of the report. 

Cameron D. L. Mosser, Stated Clerk 

The call was found to be in order. The stated clerk an- 
nounced that a quorum was present. The following were 
in attendance: 
MINISTERS 

Chester Alexander, W. M. Baker, Edwin C. Brammer, Jr., Wil- 
liam Brown, C. L. Cheshire, Jr., Charles DeSanto, Joseph M. Flora, 
Jr., Marion S. Huske, C. Wesley Jennings, Frank S. Jones, W. H. 
Kryder, J. P. H. McNatt, J. M. Millard, H. Reid Montgomery, Guy 
M. Morrow, David C. Moss, Cameron D. L. Mosser, John G. Parks, 
Jr., T. H. Patterson, Z. T. Piephoff, Charles M. Ramsay, James E. 
Ratchford, Roy E. Watts, John C. Whitley; ELDERS: Robert H. 
Hood, L. W. Smith, A. L. Wright, Currie 0. Smith, Jr., C. D. Taylor. 

The following requested to be excused by Presbytery 
from this meeting: Dr. W. T. Thompson, Rev. Harry E. 
Smith, Ralph Buchanan, Carl Stark, Jr. Requests were 
granted. 

RECEPTION OF W. H. KRYDER 

A certificate transferring the Rev. William Howard Kry- 
der to Orange Presbytery, by the Presbytery of South 
Carolina was read and received as information. The Rev. 
John C. Whitley as chairman of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work gave a report. The call of the 
Graham Church to Rev. William Howard Kryder was read 
and found to be in order. Presbytery proceeded to examine 
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religion. Dr. Roy Watts conducted the examination in the- 
ology. The Rev. J. M. Millard conducted the examination in 
the Sacraments. In the field of Church Government the 
examination was conducted by Dr. Charles M. Ramsay. 
The examination was sustained in each part and as a whole. 
It was voted to receive the Rev. Mr. Kryder as a member 
of Orange Presbytery and that he be enrolled. 

The terms of the call to Mr. Kryder by the Graham 
Church were read by Mr. Whitley as follows: Salary of 
$5,500 a year; 7V2% participation in the Ministers An- 
nuity Fund, $500 annual travel allowance ; insurance policy 
of $5,000. 

The Rev. H. Reid Montgomery, appointed to serve for 
the Committee on Installations, announced the following 
Commission to install the Rev. William Howard Kryder at 
the Graham Church, March 13, 1955 at 7:30 P.M.: Dr. 
T. H. Patterson, to preside; Dr. Chester Alexander to 
preach, Rev. Vance Barron, to charge the pastor. Alternate 
minister: Z. T. Piephoff. Elders: Charles W. Perry to 
charge the congregation, George Neal, J. W. Bason; Alter- 
nate, Steve White. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

The Rev. Marion S. Huske of the sub-committee of Evan- 
gelism presented the special report of this committee. It 
was received as information. Dr. T. H. Patterson was 
presented. He reported the splendid gains in membership 
of many congregations and no gains in other congregations 
in the Presbytery. It was hoped that the Interchange of 
Pulpits between the ministers of the Synods of N. C. and 
Virginia would lead to many accessions. Presbytery was 
led in prayer by the Rev. John G. Parks, Jr. and the Rev. 
W. H. Kryder in behalf of our ''Forward With Christ" pro- 
gram and all evangehstic effort. 

These minutes were read and approved. After a vote to 
adjourn, prayer was offered by the Rev. William M. Baker. 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Permanent Clerk 
Attested : Cameron D. L. Mosser, Stated Clerk 



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SPRING ADJOURNED MEETING 

Brentwood Church, High Point 

April 14, 1955 

The Presbytery of Orange was called to order by the 
immediate past moderator. Dr. Joseph M. Garrison. Follow- 
ing the singing of the hymn, ''Beneath The Cross of Jesus" 
Presbytery was led in prayer by Dr. Chester Alexander. 
Candidate Gerald N. Reiff was presented by the moderator 
as the speaker for the devotional service. His message on 
''The Atonement" from Ephesians 5 :2 was part of his parts 
of trial. Dr. Garrison and the host pastor, the Rev. J. P. H. 
McNatt conducted the communion service with the following 
ruling elders assisting: E. Frank Andrews, E. M. Foster, 
Dan Kelley, A. K. Martin, Roger McClay. 

The roll was taken and the stated clerk declared that a 
quorum was present. 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander W. E. Apple, Jr Burlington, First 

Louie V. Andrews Memorial 

W. M. Baker Steve A. White Mebane 

Vance Barron J. G. McAllister, Jr Chapel Hill 

Irving Birdseye John D. Ralston Guilford Park 

Edwin C. Brammer, Jr.... C. Hodgin Donnell Bessemer 

William Brown W. A. Rankin Speedwell 

Ralph L. Buchanan J. Clay Wilson Hawfields 

Leslie Bullock 

Cecil Callis Sam Bason Yanceyville 

D. W. Wright Bethesda 

C. L. Cheshire, Jr Park Avenue 

W. M. Currie E. Frank Andrews Greensboro, First 

G. Worth Covington Greensboro, First 

I. Wright Murphy Greensboro, First 

Charles DeSanto Springwood 

A. P. Dickson J. I. Medearis Buffalo (G) 

J. T. Donnell Cross Roads 

John Ensign Howard McAdams Efland 

S. C. Blackwood New Hope 

Joseph M. Flora, Jr. 
W. L. Foley 



Joseph M. Garrison. 

E. E. Gillespie 

M. Douglas Harper. 

C. E. Hodgin 

Marion S. Huske 

W. L. Hodgkin 

C. Wesley Jennings 

Frank S. Jones 

Hardin A. King 

Ray King_ 



K. M. Wicker Buffalo (L) 

W. D. McGilvary St. Andrews 

Church of Covenant 



Milton 

J. T. Roberts Wentworth 

El Bethel 

Lonnie Johnson Shiloh 

W. R. Boothe Meadowside 

W. H. Kryder N. G. Bryan Graham 

Chalmers F. McCutchen.E. M. Underwood Sanford, First 

R. J. McMullen, Sr 

J. P. H. McNatt E. M. Foster Brentwood 



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Allen C. McSween T. B. Nisbet Starmount 

J. M. Millard W. C. Anderson Alamance 

Kay M. Misenheimer_____J. E. Latta Little River 

H. Reid Montgomery___,_J. B. Smith Glenwood 

Guy M. Morrow W. G. Smith Oakview 

David C. Moss H. M. Pearson Bethel 

Cameron D, L. Mosser.-_ 

Marion J. Murray H. H. Brewer Jonesboro 

John G. Parks, Jr T. N. Turner Reidsville, First 

T. H. Patterson 

Z. T. Piephoff Sam Florence Bethany 

Scott M. Poole G. C. Wrenn Siler City 

Charles M. Ramsay 

James E. Ratchford George C. Mason Madison 

C. G. Miller Stoneville 

C. H. Reckard Hillsboro 

L. B. Schenck 

Carl H. Stark, Jr Piedmont 

James H. Wade W. R. Grey, Jr Asheboro 

Roy E. Watts Charles Perry High Point 

Olin M. Whitener E. Q. Matthews Pocket 

Will Tillman Euphronia 

J. Spring White Hill 

John Wilson Leon Phillips Edgewood 

D. E. Shaw Broadway 

C. P. Jones Bethlehem 

Thomas C. Stanley, Sr.-_.Leaksville, First 

W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 

Roger N. McClay Randolph 

E. C. Kimball Riverview 

W. H. Atkinson Trinity 

Churches with no elder present: Broadway, Church of Covenant, 
Crestwood, Cross Roads, Cumnock, Dogwood Acres, E. Burlington, 
El Bethel, Eno, Fairfield, Farmville, Gilead, Goldston, Greenwood, 
Griers, Gulf, Haywood, Hillsboro, Hillview, Hope View, Memorial, 
Milton, Mt. Vernon Springs, Northside, Park Avenue, Piedmont, 
Pittsboro, Red House, Salem, Symrna, Springwood, Stony Creek, 
Westminster. 

Words of welcome were extended to the Presbytery by 
ruling Elder E. M. Foster of the host church, Brentwood. 
He expressed the appreciation of the Brentwood Congrega- 
tion to the Presbytery for their assistance in the erection 
of the lovely sanctuary and educational building which was 
dedicated recently and is in use today. 

The Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, host pastor, presented the 
report of the committee on orders and the following printed 
docket was adopted as the working docket. 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
SPRING ADJOURNED MEETING 
Thursday, April 14, 1955, 9:30 A.M. 
BRENTWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
9:30 A.M.— Presbytery Called To Order 

Devotional Service. Sermon by Candidate 

Gerald N. Reiff 
Communion Service, Moderator, Host Pastor 
Roll Call 



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Words of Welcome 

Report of Committee On Orders 

Introduction Of Visiting Brethren 

Communications 

Annual Report, Women Of Orange 

10:30 A.M. — Church Extension 

11:30 A.M.— Report Of Council Of Presbytery 
(Forward With Christ) 

1:00 P.M. — Lunch. Report Of Committee On Thanks 

2:00 P.M. — Reconvene 

Report — Higher Education 

Report — Commission On The Minister 
And His Work 

Nomination Of Moderator 

Unfinished Business 

New Business 

Time And Place Of Next Meeting 
Reading Of The Minutes 
Adjournment 

THE BRENTWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The Brentwood Presbyterian Church is the outgrowth 
of an outpost founded in 1937 by the First Presbyterian 
Church of High Point. The work at first was conducted in 
an empty store building in the 1900 block of East Green 
Street. The church was organized on March 10, 1940 with 
twenty-seven charter members. The late Dr. 0. C. Wil- 
liamson, then minister of the First Church of High Point, 
was the founder of Brentwood and served the new congre- 
gation as supply pastor until 1943. In November of 1943 
the Reverend J. P. H. McNatt was called as the first regular 
pastor of the Brentwood congregation. 

The Sunday School has always been the "Bright Light" 
in the history of Brentwood and the 'Tower" behind the 
program. Mr. George V. Denny became interested in the 
Mission while it was still in the old store building, and it 
was largely under his leadership that in 1941 a lovely chapel 
was erected on East Green and Arch Street. Mr. Denny was 
superintendent of the Sunday School from 1940 till 1946 
when ill health caused him to give up the office. The Sunday 
School flourishes under the leadership of Mr. 0. H. Frazier 
who has served since 1946. There are 170 on the roll. 

Brentwood has been marked hy steady healthy growth. 
The membership in 1940 was 27. In 1950 it was 141 and 
this year has 173 members. Total contributions for the 
year recently closed were $13,994.00. 

The Brentwood Congregation had the dedication of the 
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George V. Denny in establishing a Trust Fund of $20,000.00 
to be used only "when the church could be completed with- 
out debt" was the challenge which enabled the congregation 
to secure other funds and complete the new church at a 
cost of $80,000.00 

Dr. Andrew R. Bird of Kanawha and the Rev. A. M. Mc- 
Innis, supply pastor of Riverview, were invited to sit as 
visiting brethren. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The stated clerk presented the following communications : 
1. Reports of installations were received from the follow- 
ing commissions: 

INSTALLATION, J. DON SKINNER, NORTHSIDE CHURCH 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to install the 
Rev. J. Don Skinner as Pastor of the Northside Presbyterian Church 
of Burlington, N. C, met in the Church on January 30th, 1955 at 
10:45 A.M. at which time the Commission was organized. 

The Rev. Z. T. Piephoff was appointed Clerk of the Commission. 

The following members of the Commission were present: Rev. 
Cameron D. L. Mosser, chairman and Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Ministers. 
Durward Stokes, Grady Vance and John Barnwell, Elders. 

The Chairman called the Commission to order and its business 
was opened with prayer by the Rev. Cameron D. L. Mosser. 

A service of Worship preceded the Installation Service in which 
Elder Grady Vance gave the Morning Prayer with Rev. Z. T. Piephoff 
reading the Scripture and preaching the Sermon. His text was 
Hebrews 12:1-2, and his subject was "The Christian Race". 

Following the Sermon, the purpose of the Service was explained 
by the Chairman, after which he propounded the Constitutional 
Questions to both the Pastor and the People. 

The Chairman then led in a prayer of Dedication and Thanks- 
giving. 

The Rev. J. Don Skinner was then declared to be the regularly 
elected and installed Pastor of the Northside Presbyterian Church. 

The Charge to the Pastor was given by Elder John Barnwell. 

The Charge to the Congregation was given by Elder Durward 
Stokes. 

The Congregation, the Pastor, and the Commission then sang 
the Hymn "O For a Thousand Tongues" after which the newly 
installed Pastor pronounced the Benediction. 

Members of the Congregation came forward and extended to their 
new Pastor and his family, the right hand of fellowship and Christian 
love. 

The Commission then met in the Session Room . . . heard these 
minutes read and approved them . . . and was adjourned by prayer 
offered by Elder John Barnwell. 

Signed: Cameron D. L. Mosser, Chm. 
Z. T. Piephoff, Clerk 



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INSTALLATION, WILLIAM H. KRYDER, GRAHAM CHURCH 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to install Rev. 
William Howard Kryder as pastor of Graham Presbyterian Church, 
Graham, N. C, met at the church at 7:15 P.M. March 13, 1955. The 
meeting was called to order by Chairman T. Henry Patterson. Dr. 
Vance Barron led in prayer. Steve White was elected secretary. 

The entire Commission was present: Rev. T. Henry Patterson, 
Rev. Vance Barron, Rev. Chester Alexander, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, 
Elders Charles W. Perry, George Neal, J. W. Bason and Steve White. 

Dr. Patterson conducted the service of worship. The pastoral 
prayer was led by Rev. Piephoff. The sermon, "Christ's Church", 
was preached by Dr. Alexander. The constitutional questions to the 
pastor-elect and to the congregation were propounded by the Chair- 
man. The questions were answered in the affirmative. The dedicatory 
prayer was lead by Dr. Patterson, who then announced that Rev. 
William Howard Kryder was the duly elected and installed pastor 
of the Graham Presbyterian Church. The pastor was charged by 
Dr. Barron, and the charge to the congregation was made by Mr. 
Perry. Following this, the congregation joined in singing, "Seal Us, 
Holy Spirit", and the newly installed pastor pronounced the bene- 
diction. Immediately following this the congregation came forward 
to greet their pastor. 

Following the benediction the Commission met and approved the 
Minutes of the Commission and adjourned with prayer by Steve 
White. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Signed: T. Henry Patterson, Chairman 
Steve White, Clerk 

INSTALLATION — OLIN M. WHITENER 
Pocket, Euphronia and White Hill Churches 

The Commission met at Pocket Presbyterian Church at 10:45 
A.M. on February 20, 1955. The meeting was opened with prayer 
by Rev. John Wilson, chairman of the commission. Present at the 
meeting were the following members: Rev. John Wilson of the Edge- 
wood Church, Dr. T. H. Patterson, Elder Bateman Ellis of the 
Pocket Church, Elder Roland Monroe of Edgewood Church, clerk of 
the commission. 

Arrangements were made for the service to follow and the 
commission recessed to reconvene at White Hill at 3:00 P.M. 

The sermon at Pocket Church was delivered by Dr. T. H. Pat- 
terson. Rev. Wilson charged the pastor. Elder Monroe charged the 
congregation. Elder Ellis offered the prayer. 

The commission met again at White Hill Church at 3:00 P.M. 
The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. John Wilson. Present 
were: Chairman Wilson, Rev. C. F. McCutchen, Elder Ellis and 
Elder Monroe. Arrangements were completed for the installation 
service which followed. Rev. John Wilson presided, propounded the 
constitutional questions and gave a charge to the new pastor. Rev. 
C. F. McCutchen delivered the sermon. Elder Ellis offered the prayer. 
Elder Monroe gave a charge to the congregation. Commission was 
adjourned to meet at the Euphronia Church at 7:15. 

The meeting of the commission was reopened at Euphronia 
Church. Prayer was offered by Rev. John Wilson. In attendance were 
Rev. John Wilson, Rev. Marion Murray, Elder Bateman Ellis and 
Elder Monroe. Details were completed for the installation service 
which followed. The Rev. John Wilson presided, propounded the con- 



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stitutional questions and gave a charge to the new pastor. The Rev. 
Murray delivered the sermon. Elder Ellis offered the prayer and 
Elder Monroe charged the congregation. 

The minutes were approved and the meeting officially ad- 
journed with prayer. 

John Wilson, Chairman 
Roland Monroe, Clerk 

2. Excuses from attending this meeting of Presbytery 
were requested by and granted to: W. H. Westerfield, 
W. T. Thompson, Harry E. Smith, Robert B. Rock, J. Don 
Skinner, H. R. McFadyen, Carl May, John Whitley. 

3. Overtures from Elder R. D. Hughes of the Eno Church, 
from the Mebane Church, and from Dr. Leslie Bullock were 
placed in the hands of the Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

4. The Rev. Cameron D. L. Mosser, stated clerk, asked 
that he be released from his office as of April 30, 1955. 
Request was granted. 

The Rev. Marion S. Huske, chairman of the Committee 
of Women's Work, asked that the report of the committee 
be docketed for the Summer meeting. 

REPORT OF CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE 

The Rev. Chalmers F. McCutchen, chairman of Church 
Extension, presented the report of the committee. As part 
of the report he presented Dr. Andrew Bird, Chairman of 
the Church Extension in Kanawha Presbytery. Dr. Bird 
spoke on ''The Romance of A Growing Church," Acts 20: 
17-35. His report was received and recommendations were 
adopted. A brochure on Church Extension was distributed, 
"Where Are We?" This booklet was prepared by Elder 
Charles S. Wilkins to portray Church Extension in Orange 
Presbytery in recent years. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 

APRIL 14, 1955 

Your Committee on Church Extension is organized along the 
pattern suggested by the General Assembly and covers a broad field 
of activities. The work of Home Missions, however, comes in for a 
large share of our planning and effort, undergirded by Evangelism — 
which is reaching the unreached for Christ. 

Your Committee works along three lines in this endeavor: 

First: "Adequate Leadership." Giving assistance to estab- 
lished Churches in securing the best leadership possible 
and paying that leadership salaries which will enable 
the Minister to do the best possible job, made free from 
"worldly cares and avocations". (Sustentation) Your 
Committee adheres to the minimum yearly salary of 
$3600.00 as established by the Presbytery and we are 
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$4200.00 with "Fringe benefits" of travel allowance, 
Insurance and Hospitalization, etc., for Ministers with 
families. 

Second: Adequate Church Plant. No church can meet well the 
challenge of this modern day without an adequate 
Church Plant. Your Committee gives every possible 
encouragement and aid to "Home Mission Churches" 
as well as self-supporting churches in assisting them to 
build adequate S. S. rooms, attractive Educational 
' Buildings and beautiful sanctuaries, as witness the 

allocations made in 1954 to Brentwood (Sanctuary) 
Randolph, Old Buffalo in Lee County — Educational 
Building, Guilford Park for its new Sanctuary, to 
mention a few. During the past year your Committee 
assisted two churches in building attractive and com- 
fortable manses and a third in buying a home for 
their Minister. 

Third: Outreach, or new Churches! It is not enough to 
"hold the Fort", we must reach out into new areas and 
communities with new work if we are to meet our 
part of the responsibility of "winning America for 
Christ". Several outstanding new churches have been 
started during the past few years and a good part of 
our spending budget has been used to assist in getting 
our new work underway. We have missed several 
splendid opportunities because of lack of funds, or lack 
' of interest and effort on the part of local churches to 

reach out into new communities. 

Fourth: The Committee on Church Extension has heard the 
proposed general building plans for enlarging the 
Chapel Hill Church and endorses the building program 
' as of urgent necessity. We pledge our prayers and fi- 
nancial support towards its fulfillment. We call on the 
entire Synod to cooperate in the accomplishment of 
building an adequate Church Plant in this strategic 
University center. 

We submit a Brochure, prepared by a laymember of our Com- 
mittee, Mr. Chas. S. Wilkins, which speaks for itself, about this most 
important work. We shall also have the privilege of hearing a leader 
in our Church who has led his own great Church in Huntington, W. 
Va., and as Chairman of the Home Mission Committee of his Presby- 
tery, in a great forward movement for Christ. 

We present this report and the prepared Brochure with the 
following recommendations : 

1. That every church in Orange Presbytery endeavor to pay 
the Askings in full for the Cause of Church Extension in 
the Church Year 1955, in order that your Committee may 
push with vigor our Program of Advance. 

2. We urge each Church to be constantly on the alert for new 
opportunities to establish an Outpost Chapel or a com- 
pletely new work. 

3. We submit the printed Brochure requesting Pastors to lead 
their Church Officers in a careful study of the facts pre- 
sented with their challenge. 

4. FINANCIAL CAMPAIGN 1956— That our Presbytery enter 
the Financial Campaign for Church Extension as recom- 
mended by the Synod in the Church Year 1956. Your Com- 



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mittee recommends that Orange Presbytery set a tentative 
goal of $300,000.00 for new work, plus an amount yet to be 
determined for building an adequate Church Plant at Chapel 
Hill, which was given priority by action of Synod. (Page 34, 
1954 Minutes.) 

We recommend that the $300,000.00 be divided as follows: 

(a) Expenses of Campaign to be paid out of first receipts 

(b) Remaining to be divided: 75% to Committee on Church 
Extension of the Presbytery, and 25% to Committee on 
Church Extension of the Synod. 

(c) Pledges for this Campaign to be paid over a three year 
tax period. 

As we study the Campaign and its Objectives, it is the judgment 
of this Committee that the Program of Church Extension, through 
present established congregations, should continue to be promoted 
by gifts out of regularly established Benevolent Funds. 

5. That Orange Presbytery accept the challenge of the **For- 
ward with Christ" Goals : 

(a) Increase in Church Membership, through Evangelistic 

efforts of at least 1191 each year for next three years. 

(b) The establishment of at least eight new Churches dur- 
ing the next three years. 

(c) A careful study of the opportunities among the large 
negro population of our Presbytery, with earnest prayer 
that God will lead us to do our part in reaching and 
evangelizing our colored neighbors. 

Pending the adoption of these recommendations, that we hear the 
Reverend Andrew R. Byrd, Jr., D. D., on the subject, ''Building the 
Kingdom Through Church Extension". 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chalmers F. McCutchen, Chairman 

COUNCIL OF PRESBYTERY 

Elder E. Frank Andrews, chairman, presented the re- 
port of the Council of Presbytery. He introduced Deacon 
David Cashwell of the Church of the Covenant who spoke 
to Presbytery on the ''Forward With Christ" movement. 
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., was presented to Presbytery. He 
spoke on the ''Forward With Christ" movement in the local 
church. His report was received as information. 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

Committee on Installations : H. Reid Montgomery, E. E. 
Gillespie, Worth Covington, Elder W. R. Grey (alternate). 

Committee On Records And Amendments : Guy F. Mor- 
row, Irving Birdseye, Elder Tom Nisbet, J. C. Wilson 
(alternate). 

Committee On Bills And Overtures : Elder W. H. Booth 
to serve in the place of Hilton West. 



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Mary I. Smith Loan Fund 

On motion by Dr. T. H. Patterson the Mary I. Smith 
Loan Fund was transferred to the trustees of Orange Pres- 
bytery. It was moved by Rev. J. T. Donnell that the trustees 
accept the recommendation of the Committee of candidates 
in making loans of the Mary L Smith Loan Fund and the 
trustees of Orange Presbytery act as the agency for receiv- 
ing re-payment of loans consistent with the provisions in 
the will of Mary L Smith. The motion was carried. 

MEMORIAL TO REV. R. MURPHY WILLIAMS 

The following memorial was requested by the moderator, W. T. 
Thompson. It was prepared and presented by Dr. J. M. Garrison: 

On Sunday, March 27, 1955 at 6:17 P.M. the Rev. R. Murphy 
Williams finished a long, vigorous and useful career as a Presby- 
terian minister and joined the Church Triumphant. Late in the 
afternoon he enjoyed a brief and happy visit with his wife. He 
semed to be making some progress from the heart attack which took 
place ten days earlier. He eagerly inquired about the services in the 
Church of the Covenant during the day. Then through the mercy of 
God he went away very quietly during the time his wife was return- 
ing to the home. 

Funeral services were held at the Church of the Covenant on 
March 29 conducted by Dr. Joseph M. Garrison, the pastor, and Dr. 
Ben Lacy of Union Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. The body lay 
in state before the pulpit from twelve until three with four different 
officers serving as honor guard each quarter hour. The adult choir 
assisted in the service using his favorite anthems characterized by a 
spirit of triumph. The over-flow crowd, including members of the 
church, ministers in the community, firemen, policemen, city and 
county officials, business men and industrialists, young and old, 
was the finest tribute that a man can receive from his fellow man. 
He was buried in the family plot in Greenhill Cemetery. 

The Church of the Covenant with the approval of the family 
immediately announced an R. Murphy Williams Memorial Fund with 
a view to trying to lengthen the shadow of his influence in the 
church and in the community, and to provide an opportunity for 
his many admirers to express their appreciation and confidence in 
a concrete manner. 

R. Murphy Williams was born in Cumberland County June 24, 
1868, one of the twelve children of Charles Judson Williams and Lou 
Murphy Williams. He attended grade school in Sampson County and 
entered State College in 1891. After completing two years he en- 
tered Davidson College to study for the ministry and graduated in 
1896. After receiving his Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Union 
Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, he was ordained June 11, 1899 and 
served the Wallace Presbyterian Church as his first pastorate. From 
this pastorate he was called to be an Evangelist in Wilmington Pres- 
bytery. In 1906 he became pastor of the Walker Avenue Presbyterian 
Church which was later named the Presbyterian Church of the 
Covenant. He became pastor-emeritus in 1945, giving him a record 
of nearly sixty years of continuous service. 

During this period he was given two brief leaves of absence to 
serve the church at large. In 1914 he conducted a financial campaign 
for Barium Springs Orphanage and in 1918 he served as Chaplain 
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His leadership in the Church of the Covenant, which he served 
as pastor, was characterized by a zealous spirit and his achievements 
included a new sanctuary made necessary by a growing church and a 
new educational building completed in 1937. He initiated numerous 
services among the Presbyterian churches, among them the first 
daily Vacation Bible School, the first visiting nurse, the first 
Church-sponsored Boy and Girl Scout troops, the first summer student 
supply relationship which brought many of our most outstanding 
Presbyterian ministers under his influence. He always emphasized 
the importance of the church's ministry to college students and 
faculty people and encouraged both local and Synod-wide support. 
He encouraged a friendly spirit and developed the motto, "A Church 
That Serves". These services included the loan of hospital beds, 
rolling chairs and crutches which are a permanent part of the 
church's service to its members and the community. 

He was a fruitful member of the Greensboro Ministerial Associa- 
tion and offered wise counsel in the general religious welfare of 
the community. 

He was a familiar and outspoken figure in the Church courts 
and filled most every important post including that of the Moderator 
of the Synod of North Carolina in 1930, President of the Board of 
Trustees of Barium Springs Orphanage, trustee of the Home for the 
Aged. He frequently attended the Presbyterian Educational Associa- 
tion of the South in the interest of the church's ministry to college 
students. 

Whether he belonged to Greensboro or Greensboro belonged to 
him is a hard matter to distinguish. He was in many respects a pastor 
at large to the city with a wide range of community participation 
including the Kiwanis Club, the Real Estate Board and the Recreation 
Commission. His contribution to the community was recognized in 
1934 when he was given the Citizenship Award of the Chamber of 
Commerce and became Greensboro's first citizen. No one has been 
elected to that high honor since that date. 

After he became pastor emeritus of the Church of the Covenant 
he was named hospital pastor by Orange Presbytery; he served two 
years as field representative for the Presbyterian Home; he was 
employed by Greensboro Industries as "Ambassador of Good Will", 
which post he held at the time of his death. He also served as stated 
supply for the Bethesda and Yanceyville churches for a year and 
a half. 

His friends were many. His interests were wide. His activities 
were tireless. His courage was outstanding. His compassion was all 
inclusive. 

He was married to Lillie Annette Boney on July 11, 1901. One 
son, the Rev. R. Murphy Williams, Jr., is pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church in Wilson, North Carolina. One daughter, Mrs. Mary Bailey 
Davis, is the wife of a Presbyterian minister in New Orleans, 
Louisiana. Another son. Worth, is a deacon in the Presbyterian Church 
of the Covenant. James, another son, and Mrs. Lewellen Robinson, 
another daughter, are active members of the church. A fourth son, 
Livingston, died at the age of 21. 

Whereas he was one of God's noble men and one of man's most 
beloved fishers of men. 

Whereas the shadow of his influence was felt irrespective of 
creed or need. 

Whereas his genuine love for Christ and His Church always 
stood first. 

Whereas his good nature and his love have been an encourage- 
ment to so many. 



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Therefore be it resolved, that we, the members of Orange Pres- 
bytery in session at the Brentwood Church of High Point, North 
Carolina, on April 14, 1955, herewith record our highest respect and 
our deepest appreciation for the long and useful service of one 
who contributed so much to the building of the Kingdom of God. 

That we extend to his family, the members and officers of the 
Church of the Covenant, and his wide circle of friends our love and 
sympathy. 

That we spread upon our Minutes these resolutions and furnish 
a copy to the family and the newspapers. 

That we stand for a moment of memory and thanksgiving to 
God who called him and used him for His glory and for our good. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

During the recess for lunch the Committee on Courtesy 
offered the following resolution : 

Orange Presbytery expresses its appreciation for the cordial 
welcome extended us by the pastor, officers and members of the 
Brentwood Church at its spring meeting. We congratulate the church 
on its beautiful new sanctuary and its enlarged facilities for service 
in this community. Our visit to Brentwood has been a delightful 
experience which was greatly enhanced by the Women of the Church 
who served us a delicious lunch and added their gracious ministry 
to the hours of fellowship. 

Chester Alexander, Chairman 

The Presbytery was reconvened by the acting moderator, 
Rev. J. M. Garrison, with the singing of *'A11 Hail The 
Power of Jesus' Name" and being led in prayer by Dr. 
C. E. Hodgin. 

SUB-COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES 

Dr. Garrison of the Committee on Higher Education 
presented Rev. J. T. Donnell of the sub-committee on candi- 
dates. Mr. Donald Adams Campbell was introduced as a 
candidate for the ministry to be taken under care of Orange 
Presbytery. Having examined Mr. Campbell in experimen- 
tal religion and as to his motives for entering the ministry 
it was voted to take Mr. Campbell under the care of the 
Presbytery. Dr. R. J. McMullen, Sr. gave a charge to the 
candidate. The Rev. Vance Barron led Presbytery in prayer 
in behalf of the new candidate. Upon motion by Mr. Don- 
nell it was voted to dismiss candidate Campbell to E. Han- 
over Presbytery, and Alvis M. Daniel to Wilmington Presby- 
tery. 

By action of Presbytery the following candidates were 
dropped at their own request from Presbytery's Hst of 
candidates for the ministry: Russell W. Cloud and Fred 
N. Nance. 

EXAMINATION, LICENSURE OF GERALD REIFF 

Mr. Gerald Reiff was presented for licensure. Mr. Reiff 
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Book of Church Order with the exception of his degrees. 
His A.B. degree is expected from High Point College at the 
end of the current semester. His Divinity degree will be 
conferred automatically by the Theological Seminary of the 
Reformed Episcopal Church, Philadelphia after he has 
received his A.B. degree. Mr. Donnell reported that his 
committee had examined Mr. Reiff 's parts of trial and that 
they were most acceptable. His sermon had been presented 
before Presbytery earlier in the day. 

The Committee on Examinations proceeded to examine 
Mr. Reiff. The moderator examined him on Experimental 
Religion. Dr. Roy Watts examined the candidate in the 
field of Theology. Rev. J. M. Millard conducted the examina- 
tion in Sacraments. Dr. Leslie Bullock examined the can- 
didate in English Bible. Dr. Charles M. Ramsay conducted 
the examination in Church Government. The examination 
was sustained in its several parts and as a whole. The 
moderator asked the candidate the question as in Paragraph 
119 in the BOCO and he was licensed to preach the Gospel. 
Dr. E. E. Gillespie led in prayer in behalf of the candidate. 

It was voted to apply paragraph 139 to Mr. Reiff so that 
he might be ordained as soon as his degrees had been con- 
ferred upon him. A commission was appointed to ordain 
Mr. Reiff with the power to decide the time and place of 
ordination. The Commission to be: Dr. Roy E. Watts, to 
preside and propound the constitutional questions; Rev. 
David C. Moss to preach; Mr. Waring Smith to charge the 
congregation; Rev. Charles DeSanto to charge the pastor; 
Mr. R. McClay to offer the prayer. Alternate minister : T. H. 
Patterson. Alternate Elders: Henry C. McPherson and 
James E. Warren. 

MODERATORIAL NOMINEE 

Elder E. Frank Andrews was designated as a nominee 
for moderator of Presbytery for the Summer Stated Meet- 
ing. 

STATED CLERK, PERMANENT CLERK 

Rev. W. M. Baker, chairman of the Committee on Nomi- 
nations, presented the name of the Rev. Clarence Linwood 
Cheshire, Jr., as successor to Rev. Cameron D. L. Mosser in 
the office of stated clerk, to fill out the unexpired term. The 
name of Irving Birdseye was presented to succeed the Rev. 
Clarence Linwood Cheshire, Jr. as permanent clerk. By 
action of Presbytery these offices were filled. 

BILLS AND OVERTURES 

Dr. J. M. Garrison as chairman gave the report of the 
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overtures from Elder Hughes of the Eno Church and from 
the Session of the Mebane Church. The committee recom- 
mended that Presbytery answer these in the negative. 
Presbytery answered these overtures in the negative. 

An overture from Dr. Leshe Bullock was read. The 
committee recommended its adoption by Presbytery. Pres- 
bytery voted to overture to General Assembly as follows : 

The Presbytery of Orange respectfully overtures the General 
Assembly to appoint an ad interim committee to study the whole 
matter of the professional education of lay leaders in Christian 
Education in the Presbyterian Church in the United States, this com- 
mittee to report to the General Assembly in 1956. 

Further, we suggest that on this committee the following be 
represented : 

1. The Seminaries 

2. General Assembly's Training School for Lay Workers 

3. The Board of Christian Education of the Presbyterian Church 
in the U. S. 

4. The Directors of Christian Education Association of the 
General Assembly 

5. The church-related colleges of the Assembly that are offer- 
ing a degree in Bible and Christian Education on the B. A. 
level. 

6. The Regional Directors of Christian Education 

7. The Church at large 

Further, we recommend that the following questions be included 
in the study: 

1. What is being done on every level in our church in the 
training of professional lay leaders in Christian Education, 
and an evaluation of this work. 

2. Standards for this training on both the college and gradu- 
ate level. 

3. The relationships between the Seminaries, Assembly's Train- 
ing School, and the church-related colleges in this matter. 

4. The certification of professionally trained lay leadership. 

5. Any other matters pertaining to the professional training 
of lay leaders in the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States. 

Finally, we recommend that the expenses of this committee be 
borne by the General Assembly. 

Signed: Leslie Bullock 

Joseph Garrison 

Rev. J. p. H. McNatt presented the following overture to 
be sent to the General Assembly: 

The Presbytery of Orange respectfully overtures the Gen- 
eral Assembly to dissolve completely the present committee on 
Cooperation and Union, and to assign any permanent duties that 
the committee might have to the regular boards and agencies 
of the church. 



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The overture was lost 29-34. 

REV. CAMERON D. L. MOSSER TRANSFERRED 

Rev. Cameron D. L. Mosser, assistant pastor of First 
Presbyterian Church, BurKngton, requested that Presby- 
tery concur with him and the Session of First Church, Burl- 
ington, that he might be given a certificate to transfer to 
Harmony Presbytery, to accept a call to the Manning Pres- 
byterian Church. Elder William Apple of the Burlington 
Church stated that the session had concurred with Mr. 
Mosser's desire. The request was granted, being made ef- 
fective April 30, 1955. Words of appreciation for Mr. 
Mosser's work in Burlington were spoken by Mr. Apple in 
the behalf of his session. 

SUMMER MEETING OF PRESBYTERY 

An invitation was received from the New Hope Church 
and Camp New Hope that the Summer Stated Meeting 
should be held there. The invitation was accepted. It was 
voted to move the meeting up to June 23, 1955. 

On motion of Dr. T. H. Patterson it was voted that the 
Council should study the matter of setting a definite time 
for the summer and fall meetings of Presbytery because of 
complications resulting from the change in the church year. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 
After a vote to adjourn, prayer was made in the behalf 
of the ministers of North Carolina who will preach next 
week in the Presbyterian Churches of the Synod of Vir- 
ginia. Special prayer was offered for the Rev. W. H. West- 
erfield and the Rev. H. R. McFadyen who are ill at this 
time. 

Joseph M. Garrison, Moderator 
C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Permanent Clerk 
Attested: Cameron D. L. Mosser, Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
372nd Stated Meeting 
New Hope Presbyterian Church 
R. F. D. 2, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
June 23, 1955 

The 372nd Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery was 
called to order by Rev. Chalmers McCutchen, acting Mod- 
erator in the absence of Dr. W. T. Thompson. 

The meeting was constituted by prayer, led by Dr. Chester 
Alexander. 

The sermon was preached by candidate Allan E. Strand, 
Jr. on the text: Romans 8:32. 

A service of Communion was administered by Rev. John 
E. Ensign, host pastor, and Rev. David C. Moss with the 
assistance of Elders Sam C. Blackwood, Homer Tapp, Clar- 
ence Strayhorn and John Freeland. 

The roll was taken as follows. A quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander Kenneth Lewis Burlington, First 

Louie Andrews, Sr Walter L. Summeis Memorial 

W. M. Baker John Latta Mebane 

Irving' E. Birdseye N. J. Boggs Guilford Park 

Edwin C. Brammer, Jr._ Bessemer 

Ralph L. Buchanan G. S. Bason Hawfields 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr, Park Avenue 

W. M. Currie E. Frank Andrews Greensboro, First 

A. H. Parker 

G. W. Covington 

J. Wright Murphy 

Charles DeSanto Springwood 

J. T. Donnell Ralph E. Rogers Cross Roads 

John E. Ensign S. C. Blackwood New Hope 

Joseph Flora Greensboro, First 

W. L. Foley Dixon Thomas St. Andrews 

M. E. Wicker Buffalo (L) 

M. Douglas Harper, Jr. Pittsboro 
Douglas W. Hix (Received at this meeting) 

Marion S. Huske C. A. Greene Westminster 

C. W. Jennings J. T. Roberts Wentworth 

Frank S. Jones El Bethel 

Ray E. King James A. Wood Meadowside 

Wm. H. Kryder W. H. Hazard, Jr Graham 



Chalmers F. McCutchen 

R. J. McMullen 

J. P. H. McNatt 

Allen C. McSween 

K. M. Misenheimer 



S. L. Long Sanford, First 



Dan Kelly Brentwood 

Clyde K. Brooks Starmount 

0. W. Oldham Fairfield 

Harry P. Woods Little River 

Robert D. Hughes Eno 

Reid Montgomery Joe P. Mitchell Glenwood 



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David R. Moorefield (Received at this meeting) 

Guy M. Morrow Stoney Creek 

N. L. Oliver Oakview 

David C. Moss Bethel 

M. J. Murray John A. Dalrymple Jonesboro 

John Parks Watt Womack Reidsville 

T, Henry Patterson 

Z. T. Piephoff, Sr L. N. Glenn Bethany 

Scott M. Poole Siler City 

Charles M. Ramsay 

Gerald M. Reiff H. C. Simmons Crestwood 

J. E. Warren Randolph 

Robert B. Rock G. L. McNeil _ Broadv/ay 

James H. Wade Malcolm W. Gardner Asheboro 

W. Richard Grey, Jr. 

Roy E. Watts Alex M. Rankin, Jr High Point 

W. H. Westerfield B. Tate Small East Burlington 

Olin M. Whitener, Sr. ._C. D. McLeod White Hill 

T. B. Parrish Pocket 

John C. Whitley Coy L. Stack Leaksville, First 

John N. Wilson D. H. Mclnnis Edgewood 

M. F. Law Bethesda 

Tom A. McKnight Buffalo (G) 

C. W. Shields Chapel Hill 

Frank F. Morrison Church of Covenant 

J. R. Wham Dogwood Acres 

Joseph A. Warren Griers 

Sydney Green Hillsboro 

J. L. Roberts Madison 

J. R. Martin Mt. Vernon Springs 

W. A. Rankin Speedwell 

Sam M. Bason Yanceyville 

Churches with no elder present: Alamance, Bessemer, Bethel, 
Bethlehem, Cumnock, Efland, El Bethel, Euphronia, Farmville, 
Gilead, Goldston, Greenwood, Gulf, Haywood, Hillview, Hope View, 
Milton, Northside, Park Avenue, Piedmont, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, 
Red House, Riverview, Salem, Shiloh, Siler City, Smyrna, Stoneville, 
Stoney Creek, Trinity. 

Elder E. Frank Andrews, nominee of Presbytery, was 
elected Moderator by acclamation. Rev. Louie Andrews and 
Rev. Charles DeSanto were elected Temporary Clerks. 

Words of welcome were brought from Elder Sam Black- 
wood for the church and Mr. Walter O'Briant, Moderator of 
the Senior Hi Youth Council, for the Senior Conference at 
Camp New Hope. 

The report on Orders was adopted as amended : 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
372nd Stated Meeting 
New Hope Presbyterian Church 
Thursday, June 23, 1955—9:30 A.M. 
9:30 A.M.— Presbytery Called to Order 

Sermon: Mr. Allan E. Strand, Jr. 
Communion Service : Rev. John Ensign 
Rev. David Moss 



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Roll Call 

Election of Moderator 
Election of Temporary Clerks 

Words of Welcome — Elder New Hope Church: Mr. Sam 
Blackwood; Moderator Senior Hi Youth Council: Mr. 
' Walter O'Briant 
Report of Committee on Orders — Rev. John Ensign 
Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications, Announcements 
Committee Appointments by Moderator 

11:00 A.M. — Report on Woman's Work 

Transfer of Rev. Scott M. Poole 
Report of Council 

Proposed Amendments of the Manual 

1:00 P.M. — Lunch — Report of Committee on Resolutions of Thanks 

2:30 P.M. — Reconvene for Afternoon Session 

''Presbytery Survey" — Dr. John K. Roberts 
Report of Committee on Higher Education 

Subcommittee on Candidates 
Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work 
Report of Committee on General Fund Agencies 
Report of Commissioners to General Assembly 
Report of Trustees of Orange Presbytery 
Report of Committee on Annuities and Relief 
Report of Committee on Nominations 
Unfinished Business 
New Business 

Time and Place of Next Meeting 
- , • Reading and Correcting Minutes 

Adjournment 

VISITING BRETHREN 

By action of Presbytery the following were invited to sit 
in as visiting brethren : Rev. David R. Moorefield, Bethel 
Presbytery; Rev. Douglas W. Hix, Atlanta Presbytery and 
Dr. Joseph Hopper, Missionary to Korea, Lexington-Ebe- 
nezer Presbytery. Elders who were present at Presbytery 
for the first time were introduced. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were referred and dis- 
posed of in the manner indicated : 

1. Dr. Charles M. Ramsay — request that he be permitted 
to labor outside bounds of Presbytery at Austin Col- 
lege, Sherman, Texas. Request granted. 

2. Request for amendments to Manual — by Christian Ed- 
ucation Committee, Dr. Charles M. Ramsay, Chairman. 



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Referred to Docket: Proposed Amendment to the 
Manual. 

3. Letter — re : Rev. Scott M. Poole transfer to Granville 
Presbytery, from Dr. W. T. Thompson. Referred to 
Docket: Transfer of Rev. Scott M. Poole. 

4. Report of Commission to license Gerald Rieff . Adopted. 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO ORDAIN 
GERALD N. REIFF AS AN EVANGELIST 

The Commission, according to the appointment of 
Orange Presbytery, met at Randolph church June 5, 1955, 
at 7:15 and was opened with prayer by Rev. Roy E. Watts. 
Members present: Rev. Charles DeSanto, Rev. David C. 
Moss and Rev. Roy E. Watts, Ministers, and Roger McClay 
and D. Waring Smith, Ruling Elders. A quorum was present. 
(Elder) D. Waring Smith was elected clerk. Rev. Roy E. 
Watts presided in the Worship Service. Rev. David C. Moss 
preached the sermon. Text Matt. 16:24. Rev. Roy E. Watts 
recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the 
constitutional questions to the Minister. These being an- 
swered in the affirmative. Rev. Gerald N. Reiff was (or- 
dained as an evangelist with prayer and the laying on of the 
hands of the Presbytery), according to Paragraphs 137 to 
140 and 145, Book of Church Order. Rev. Charles DeSanto 
delivered the charge to the Minister. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pro- 
nounced by the newly (ordained) Minister, and the leaders 
of the Congregation came forward and gave him ''their 
right hand in token of their affectionate regard". The 
minutes were read and approved and the Commission ad- 
journed with prayer by Rev. Charles DeSanto. 

Signed: Rev. Charlie DeSanto 

Roy E. Watts, Moderator 
D. Waring Smith, Clerk 

5. Receipt of transfer stub of Rev. C. D. L. Mosser who 
has been received by the Presbytery of Harmony. 

6. Excuses received and permission granted for: Dr. 
W. T. Thompson, Rev. Carl H. Stark, Rev. Harry 
Smith, Rev. Vance Barron, Rev. Carl May, Rev. Wil- 
Ham Brown, Dr. J. M. Garrison, Rev. Cecil Calhs to 
be absent from this meeting of Presbytery. 

7. Certificates of transfer for: Rev. Douglas W. Hix, 
Presbytery of Atlanta and Rev. David R. Moorefield, 
Presbytery of Bethel. Referred to the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work. 



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8. Letter — re: Presenting the matter of the improved 
'Tresbyterian Survey" from Dr. John K. Roberts, 
First Presbyterian Church, Danville, Virginia, asking 
Presbytery to grant him five minutes immediately 
after lunch. By action of Presbytery, permission 
granted. 

9. Letter — re: to Stillman College from Dr. Samuel B. 
Hay. Received as information. 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

Committee on Courtesy — Rev. Allen McSween, Elder 1. 
Wright Murphy and Elder Clyde K. Brooks — was appointed 
by the Moderator with the consent of Presbytery. 

REPORT ON WOMAN'S WORK 

Rev. Marion Huske introduced Mrs. Hunter Dalton, im- 
mediate past-president of the Women of the Church of 
Orange Presbytery, who brought the report of Women's 
Work. Her report was received as information. 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTION: REV. SCOTT M. POOLE 

Presbytery was requested to dissolve the pastoral rela- 
tionship of Rev. Scott M. Poole and the Siler City and the 
Mt. Vernon Springs Churches and to dismiss him to Gran- 
ville Presbytery to work for its Church Extension Com- 
mittee. Request was granted and the Clerk was authorized 
to forward his Certificate of Transfer to Granville Presby- 
tery. This action received the concurrence of the Mt. Vernon 
Springs Church. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Dr. Roy Watts presented the report of the Council. Mo- 
tion was made and duly carried that the following report 
be acted upon in sequence : 

REPORT OF COUNCIL TO ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

JUNE 23, 1955 

The Council of Orange Presbytery at a recent meeting received 
several matters referred to it by Presbytery, and after careful 
study and consideration respectfully submits the following report 
and recommendations: 

1. Dates for Summer and Fall Meetings of Presbytery: 

(A) After careful consideration the Council recommends 
that we establish as the regular time for the Stated 
Summer Meeting of Presbytery to be the THIRD 
THURSDAY IN JUNE. The date for the Fall 
Meeting to be the SECOND THURSDAY IN SEP- 
TEMBER. Adopted. 

(Since the adoption of this recommendation entails 
an amendment to the Manual of Orange Presbytery 



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— Manual p. 89 — Presbytery moved that this matter 
be acted upon at the next Stated Meeting which is 
scheduled for January 19, 1956.) 

(B) The Council further recommends that we experiment 
with an afternoon and evening meeting, rather than 
an all-day meeting; and that this Fall Presbytery 
convene at 2:00 P.M. and close at 9:30 P.M. if 
possible and encourage attendance on the part of 
lay members of the Presbytery. 

A motion was made and seconded that the phrase 
"making the evening service a popular service" be 
struck out. It was then adopted as amended. 

2. Change of Boundaries: 

The matter of change of boundaries of several Pres- 
byteries in the Synod came to the attention of the 
Council. The Council recommends that Orange Pres- 
bytery notify the Council of Synod that any change 
of boundary would, in our judgement, be unvdse. 
However, we are sympathetic with Winston-Salem 
Presbytery and its need for an enlarged and pro- 
gressive Home Mission Program, and recommend 
that Orange Presbytery respectfully request Synod's 
Committee on Church Extension to take steps to 
meet that need through the channel of Presbytery's 
Committee in Winston-Salem Presbytery. Adopted. 

3. Rescind Action: 

Your Council, after a lengthy discussion and upon 
recommendation of the Auditor of the books of the 
Treasurer of Orange Presbytery, recommends that 
Orange Presbytery rescind its action taken at the 
September Meeting of Presbytery 1954, directing 
the Treasurer of Benevolent Funds to withhold 10% 
of all money received to be used as an Equalization 
Fund; but, instead of establishing the Equalization 
Fund, the Treasurer be directed to send a statement 
to each church the first of October, showing the 
ASKINGS for each Cause and the amount paid on 
each, and the churches adjust their own giving so 
each cause will receive its proportionate share. 
The Treasurer of Benevolent Funds was also di- 
rected to give its annual report by CHURCHES, 
i. e. "Askings for each Cause and amount given to 
each Cause from all sources in every Church". 

The Council plans to meet on July 28 and prepare the Stewardship 
Budget and Report for 1956. A copy of the total Budget and the 
Askings for each church will be mailed to the churches before the 
September Meeting of Presbytery. We hope this procedure will assist 
Presbytery in its consideration and adoption of the Budget in the 
September meeting. Adopted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. Frank Andrews, Chairman 

AMENDMENT TO THE MANUAL 

In accordance with the Manual, p. 89, a request was made 
by the Christian Education Committee at the three hundred 
seventy-first Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery, January 
20, 1955, that the Manual be amended as follows : Re : ''Dr. 



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Charles M. Ramsay — I request that the Manual of Orange 
Presbytery be altered to allow the appointment of five (5) 
additional members to the Christian Education Committee 
(3 men and 2 women). This request comes from and has 
been approved by the Christian Education Committee it- 
self." (See Minutes of Orange Presbytery, Vol. CLXXXVI, 
No. 1, Directory Edition, page 68.) Amendment adopted. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

The motion to stand adjourned until 2:15 was adopted. 
Rev. Ralph Buchanan led in prayer. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 with prayer by Rev. Wes- 
ley Jennings. 

COMMITTEE ON COURTESY 

Report of Committee on Courtesy was read by Rev. Allen 
McSween : 

Whereas the minister, the officers and the members of the 
New Hope Presbyterian Church most cordially invited and 
welcomed the 372nd Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of 
Orange on June 23, 1955; and 

Whereas every physical and spiritual need of the Presbytery 
was anticipated and abundantly met by the church; and 
Whereas the careful and complete preparation by the church 
enabled the Presbytery to accomplish its work with comfort 
and dispatch; and 

Whereas the Senior High Fellowship Camp, now in session 
at Camp New Hope, shared in the entertainment of Presbytery; 
Be it therefore resolved that the representatives composing 
the 372nd Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Orange grate- 
fully acknowledge their sincere appreciation to the minister, 
the officers, the organist, the women and all the members of 
the New Hope Presbyterian Church, and to the Director, 
Staff and membership of the Senior High Fellowship Camp. 

I. Wright Murphy 

Clyde R. Brooks 

Allen C. McSween, Chairman 

PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY 

The Presbytery heard Dr. John K. Roberts on the *Tres- 
byterian Survey." His report was received as information. 

SUBCOMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES 

Report of the Committee on Higher Education: Sub- 
committee on Candidates relative to Mr. Samuel 0. Walker, 
Jr., First Church, Greensboro, to be received as a candidate 
for the Gospel ministry was made by Rev. J. T. Donnell, 
Chairman. Mr. Walker was examined in accordance with 



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paragraph 108, B. 0. C. 0. and was duly charged by Rev. 
Wm. H. Currie, his pastor. The action was approved in its 
several parts and as a whole and Mr. Walker was enrolled 
as a candidate. 

Request was granted for Certificate of Transfer for 
candidate Paul Dean Boyer to the Abingdon Presbytery. 
Candidate W. Clark Porter, Jr., according to his request, 
was advised to follow the English Diploma Course at Austin 
Seminary by action of Presbytery. 

Mr. Allan E. Strand, Jr., candidate under the care of 
Orange Presbytery, was examined for licensure. His written 
parts of trial were approved. Examination of the candidate 
in Theology was conducted by Dr. Roy Watts, in Church 
Sacraments and in Church Government by Dr. Charles M. 
Ramsay, in English Bible by Rev. Marion J. Murray and in 
experimental religion by the Moderator. The examination 
was sustained as satisfactory in its several parts and as a 
whole. Following Mr. Strand's affirmative answers to the 
questions in paragraph 119, B. 0. C. 0., he was licensed to 
preach by Orange Presbytery. According to paragraph 
120, B. 0. C. 0. : ''At New Hope Church, Orange County, 
the 23rd day of June 1955, the Presbytery of Orange, and 
evidence of his being a communicant of the church, of his 
good moral character and of his having pursued suitable 
courses of study, proceeded to submit him to the prescribed 
tests of licensure, which were met to the approval of the 
Presbytery. On his satisfactorily answering the questions 
appointed to be put to applicants for licensure, Mr. Allan 
E. Strand, Jr. was licensed to preach the Gospel as a pro- 
bationer for the ministry within the bounds of this Presby- 
tery, or wherever he shall in an orderly way be invited to 
preach." Prayer was made by Rev. Wesley Jennings. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Rev. John A. Whitley, Chairman of the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work, requested that Presbytery re- 
ceive Rev. Douglas W. Hix, Atlanta Presbytery and Rev. 
David R. Moorefield, Bethel Presbytery, as Stated Supply 
of the Dogwood Acres Church, pending their examination. 
Their examination followed. The Moderator examined 
Messrs. Hix and Moorefield on experimental religion which 
was sustained as satisfactory. The Committee on Examina- 
tions, under Rev. Wm. M. Currie, followed with Mr. Currie 
conducting the examination in Theology, Dr. Charles M. 
Ramsay on Church Sacraments and Church Government. 
The examination was sustained as satisfactory in its several 
parts and as a whole. They were instructed to sign the book 
of ministerial obligations. 



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GENERAL FUND AGENCIES 

Rev. Z. T. PiephofF presented the report of the Committee 
on the General Fund Agencies and it was received as in- 
formation and the recommendation was adopted as follows : 
"In the light of the above facts (relative to all General Fund 
Agencies) we recommend that the churches of Orange 
Presbytery place the General Fund Agencies in their budget 
for the full askings for 1956." 

TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson presented the report of the Trus- 
tees of Orange Presbytery which was adopted. 

REPORT OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 
TO ORANGE PRESBYTERY, JUNE 23, 1955 

The report of your Trustees comes in the form of a recommenda- 
tion as follows: 

"The Trustees of Orange Presbytery recommend that 
approval be given to the Security National Bank of Greens- 
boro, present Administrator of the D. P. Foust Trust Estate, 
to sell the real property of said Estate located in Greensboro, 
N. C., described as follows : 

"Property facing East Market Street, approximately 100 
feet, by 100 feet on Clinton Street, and at present leased by the 
Shell Oil Company; and a vacant lot to the rear of this prop- 
erty running along Clinton Street about 140 feet and facing 
on East Sycamore Street about 100 feet." 

"This property to be sold in consultation with, and at a 
price agreed upon by your Trustees, said price not to be less 
than the appraisal value by the Real Estate Board of Greens- 
boro." 

Certification by Stated Clerk 

This is to certify that the above report and recommendation was 
adopted and made a part of the Minutes of Orange Presbytery Meet- 
ing in regular Session on June 23, 1955, at the New Hope Presby- 
terian Church. 

Signed: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF 

Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, Chairman, gave a brief report for 
the Committee on Annuities and Rehef. His report was 
received as information. 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

The report of the Committee on Nominations v^as read 
by Rev. W. M. Baker. The following were nominated as 
members of the Christian Education Committee : 

Rev. Allan C. McSween, Chairman, to serve out the unexpired 
term of Dr. Charles M. Ramsay. Class of 1957. 

Rev. J. H. Wade to serve out the unexpired term of Rev. 



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Scott M. Poole. Class of 1957. 
Rev. Wesley Jennings — Class of 1955 
Mrs. Grover Wrenn — Class of 1955 
Rev. Marion Murray — Class of 1956 
Rev. Vance Barron — Class of 1957 
Mrs. T. R. McPherson— Class of 1957 
Report adopted. 

AUDIT COMMITTEE REPORT 

The Audit Committee presented its report through Elder 
Worth Covington. Report and recommendations were 
adopted. 

Detailed audit of the books of Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Executive 
Secretary of Orange Presbytery for the church year 1954, beginning 
on Jan. 12, 1954 and ending on Jan. 11, 1955, was made by the firm 
of Lindsay, Squires and Everett, Certified Public Accountants of 
Greensboro, N. C, covering the following accounts: 

(1) General and Miscellaneous Benevolences 

(2) Operating Expense Fund 

(3) Committee on Education 

(4) Office of Orange Presbytery 

(5) Trustees of Camp New Hope 

All books were found to be in order, accounts properly kept and 
books in balance. Signed certificate of the accounting firm is at- 
tached to and made a part of the audited report. 

Detailed audit of the books of the Trustees of Orange Presbytery 
for the church year 1954, beginning on Jan. 1, 1954 and ending on 
Dec. 31, 1954, was made by the firm of Lindsay, Squires and Everett, 
Certified Public Accountants of Greensboro, N. C. These books are 
kept by Mr. Thomas M. Richmond who is Treasurer of the Trustees. 
The books were found to be in order, well kept and in balance. Signed 
certificate of the accounting firm is attached to and made a part of 
the audited report. 

Detailed audit of the books of the Committee on Church Extension 
for the church year 1954, beginning on Jan. 1, 1954 and ending on 
Jan. 11, 1955, was made by Mr. R. D. White, Accountant of Burling- 
ton, N. C. These books are kept by Dr. Chester Alexander who is 
Chairman of the Committee. The audited report indicates that the 
books are accurately kept and that proper accounting has been made 
of all receipts and disbursements. 

Examination of the books covering the Operating and Main- 
tenance Funds of Camp New Hope for the church year 1954, be- 
ginning on Jan. 1, 1954 and ending on Dec. 31, 1954, was made by 
the firm of Seidman and Seidman, Certified Public Accountants of 
High Point, N. C. As stated in the certificate signed by the Account- 
ing firm, the examination was confined to the records maintained at 
the camp. Recorded receipts were audited but not confirmed by cor- 
respondence with the many sources of income. Disbursements were 
audited and found to be in order. 

It is the recommendation of this Committee that all of the 
audited reports referred to above be printed in and made a part of 
the minutes of this Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery both as a 
matter of information and as a permanent record. 

Signed: G. W. Covington 

Charles R. Kerchner 

W. C. Buchanan 

Committee on Audics, Orange 

Presbytery 



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Exhibit "A" 

GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS BENEVOLENCES 
T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

From January 12, 1954 through January 11, 1955 

Cash Cash 

Balance Disburse- Balance 

Receipts and Disbursements 1-12-54 Receipts ments 1-11-55 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 



Board of World 






Missions $ 


$ 60,094.38 


$ 60,094.38 


Board of Church 




Extension 


22,021.71 


22,021.71 


Board of 






Education . ( .50) 


5,639.46 


5,638.96 


Board of Annuities 






and Relief 1,800.00 


8,373.89 


10,173.89 


General Fund _._ 


12,479.78 


12,479.88 


Inter-Church 






Agencies 


533.04 


533.04 


SYNOD CAUSES: 






Church 






Extension 


8,901.87 


8,901.87 


Educational 






Institutions 


29,761.42 


29,761.42 


Campus Christian 






Life 


3,252.00 


3,252.00 


Religious Education 






in the Synod 


4,027.54 


4,027.54 


Barium Springs 


12,465.26 


12,442.76 


Presbyterian Home 


4,982.02 


4,982.02 


Inter-Church 






Relations 


523.89 


523.89 


WORK OF PRESBYTERY: 






Church Extension 


50,619.11 


50,619.11 


Ministers Relief 


2,825.00 


1,870.57 


Presbytery's 






Office 


13,406.54 


13,406.54 


Religious Education 






in the Presbytery 


6,281.08 


6,415.71 


Camp New Hope 


4,707.39 


4,707.39 


Negro Work 


1,492.06 


1,492.06 


Miscellaneous 


660.00 


660.00 


$1,799.50 


$253,047.44 


$254,004.74 



( .10) 



22.50 



954.43 



- . - - Exhibit "E" 

TRUSTEES, CAMP NEW HOPE 
T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
From January 12, 1954 through January 11, 1955 
RECEIPTS 

Balance, January 12, 1954 $2,916.32 

Contributions from Churches $4,677.39 

Contributions from Individuals 130.00 4,807.39 



Total Receipts 



$7,723.71 



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DISBURSEMENTS 

Maintenance and Improvements 1,639.37 

Permanent Equipment 996.49 2,635.86 

Balance, January 11, 1955 5,087.85 

Balance per Bank January 11, 1955 

( Outstanding Checks — None) $5,087.85 

Exhibit "B" 

OPERATING EXPENSE FUND 
T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

From January 12, 1954 through January 11, 1955 

Balance, January 12, 1954 $ 221.77 

Receipts from Presbytery Tax 4,869.08 

Total Receipts $5,090.85 
EXPENDITURES 
Tax: 

General Assembly $2,393.69 

Synod of N. C. 849.92 $3,243.61 

Stated Clerk: 

Salary 400.00 

Annuity 6.88 

Temporary Clerk 40.00 446.88 

Expense Stated Clerk's Office: 

Printing Minutes and Dockets 885.98 

Statistical Reports 48.53 

Postage and Office Supplies 95.07 1,029.58 

Commission — Traveling Expense 127.74 
Office of Treasurer: 

Printing $ 43.25 

Postage and Office Supplies 50.44 

Audit 25.00 

Box Rent 18.00 

Bank Service Charge 30.80 167.49 5,015.30 
Balance, January 11, 1955 $ 75.55 

Exhibit "D" 

OFFICE OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 
RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
From January 12, 1954 through January 11, 1955 
RECEIPTS 

Balance, January 12, 1954 $ 2,456.18 

Churches $13,406.54 
Honorariums 187.50 
Miscellaneous 9.30 13,603.34 

Total Receipts and Balance 

brought Forward $16,059.52 



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DISBURSEMENTS 
Salaries : 

Executive 

Secretary $5,999.98 

Annuity 517.50 $6,517.48 



Office Assistant $2,900.42 

F.I.C.A. Taxes 60.00 2,960.42 9,477.90 



Travel and Office Expense: 

Executive Secretary 1,357.93 

Office Rent 720.00 

Extra Secretarial Help 238.25 

Postage, Printing and Office Supplies 414.62 

Promotional and Committee Expense 261.74 

Group Insurance 126.20 12,596.64 



Treasurer's Balance, Jan. 11, 1955 $ 3,462.88 

Add: — Balance Ministerial Fund 954.43 



$ 4,417.31 



Balance per Bank $4,430.81 
Less :— Outstanding Check No. 428 13.50 



$ 4,417.31 



Exhibit "C" 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 
T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

From January 12, 1954 through January 11, 1955 

RECEIPTS 

Balance, January 12, 1954 $1,673.81 
From Churches — Regular Benevolences $6,573.75 
Sale of Bible School Material 30.66 
Refund for Personal Service 25.00 6,629.41 



Total Receipts $8,303.22 
DISBURSEMENTS 

Salaries : 

John Ensign $877.50 

John Ensign— Annuity 120.02 997.52 

John Ensign — 

Traveling 159.60 
Jack Hudson— Salary 399.96 
Mrs. Jack Hudson — 

Salary 300.00 699.96 



Total Salaries 

and Travel— Employees $1,857.08 

Bible School Work: 

Materials $ 60.52 

Workers Compensation 262.50 323.02 



Leadership Schools 



400.00 



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Sub-Committees' Work 114.40 

Extension Committee 

Committee Expense 77.12 
Miscellaneous 5.45 82.57 

Contribution to Camp New Hope 1,000.00 

Synod's Committee : 

Salary— Miss McNeill 1,000.00 4,777.07 



Balance per Bank $3,529.15 
Less: — Outstanding Check No. 83 . 3.00 



Balance, January 11, 1955 $3,526.15 



$3,526.15 

EXPLANATIONS: 
RECEIPTS 



Miscellaneous 

Overpayment of 21/^% M. A. dues on 

Rev. C. B. Craig $ 11.25 

Refund on Annuity of Rev. C. B. Craig 

at his death 30.75 



DISBURSEMENTS: 
BUILDING— 

Dogwood Acres 

Memorial Presbyterian Church (Manse) 

Edgewood Presbyterian Church 

Randolph Presbyterian Church 

Buffalo Presbyterian Church 

Brentwood Presbyterian Church (Assembly) 
Pittsboro Presbyterian Church (Manse) 

Randolph Presbyterian Church 

Starmount Presbyterian Church 

Guilford Park Presbyterian Church 

Northside Presbyterian Church 

Meadowside Presbyterian Church 

Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church 

Siler City Presbyterian Church 

LOAN— 

Orange Presbytery — Board of Trustees 

Randolph Presbyterian Church 

Northside Presbyterian Church 

Miscellaneous 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 



ORANGE PRESBYTERY 1954 

Balance January 1, 1954 $14,938.99 

RECEIPTS: 

Orange Presbytery $50,619.11 

Belk Fund 1,000.00 

L. Richardson Fund 3,000.00 

Assembly's Board of Christian Education.. 3,000.00 

Orange Presbytery — Board of Trustees 3,000.00 

Loan — Randolph Presbyterian Church 3,000.00 

Ministers— 2 1/2% M. A. dues 199.33 

Coupons 150.00 



$ 500.00 
1,000.00 
5,000.00 
5,000.00 
3,000.00 
3,000.00 
250.00 
1,000.00 
2,478.28 
5,000.00 
2,000.00 
1,000.00 
3,000.00 
2,500.00 



3,000.00 
3,000.00 
6,000.00 
665.97 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



Miscellaneous 42.00 $64,010.44 

TOTAL $78,949.43 

DISBURSEMENTS: 

Salaries $15,582.50 

Travel Expense (Dr. H. R. McFayden) 1,200.00 

Minister's Annuity (7V2%) 971.35 

Building 34,728.28 

Loan 12,000.00 

Survey (High Point) 49.88 

407 Hillcrest Drive, Greensboro, N. C 71.55 

Delegates to Conference 

on Church Extension . 90.00 

Moving Ministers 269.67 

Miscellaneous 234.75 $65,197.98 

Balance in bank January 11, 1955 $13,751.45 



Chester Alexander, Treasurer 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 
OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

I have audited the books of Rev. Chester Alexander, Treasurer 
of the Committee on Church Extension of Orange Presbytery, as of 
the close of business January 11, 1955. I find the books to be ac- 
curately kept. 

The audit shows cash balance of deposit in the Security National 
Bank of Burlington as of January 11, 1955, to be $13,751.45. 

Bonds, totaling $6,000.00 are as follows: 

U. S. Treasury 21/2%— 72 No. 24481 A $5,000.00 

U. S. Treasury 2V2%— 72 No. 162676 F $1,000.00 

I find the Treasurer bonded for $20,000.00 which was the amount 
specified by action of the Committee on Church Extension. 

The audit shows all receipts and disbursements accounted for 
with the following checks outstanding in process of collection: 

Nos. 1996, 1997, 2006, 2011, 2014 and 2015— total amount 
$5,887.50. 

Respectfully submitted this 18th day of January, 1955. 



R. D. White, Auditor 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



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CAMP NEW HOPE 

OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE FUNDS 
REPORT ON EXAMINATION 
YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1954 
Prepared By 
SEIDMAN & SEIDMAN 
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND CASH 
DISBURSEMENTS 
YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1954 

Operating Maintenance 

Fund Fund Total 

Cash Balance 

January 1, 1954 $ 66.74 $ $ 66.74 

RECEIPTS: 

Camp fees: 

Orange Presbytery 

program $8,241.61 

Regional training 

camp 1,072.00 $ 9,313.61 $ 9,313.61 



Food charges 




8,101.49 




8,101.49 


Rental of grounds 






4,054.30 


4,054.30 


Committee of Education- 


-Orange 








Presbytery: 










For camp operations $1,000.00 








For publicity and 










promotion 


300.00 


1,300.00 




1,300.00 


Store 




1,212.72 




1,212.72 


Trustees of camp: 










For operations $ 


500.00 








Refund of disbursements 








for prior year capital 








improvements 


297.17 




797.17 


• 797.17 


Contribution 




15.00 




15.00 


Total receipts 




$19,942.82 


$4,851.47 


$24,794.29 


Total cash available 


$20,009.56 


$4,851.47 


$24,861.03 


Disbursements (schedule attached) 


19,686.51 


3,792.81 


23,479.32 


Cash balance, December 31, 


1954 


$ 323.05 


$1,058.66 


$ 1,381.71 



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COMMISSIONERS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

Dr. Chester Alexander reported for Commissioners to 
General Assembly. 

STUDY COMMITTEE ON ORDERS 

The motion was made and duly passed that a Committee 
be appointed to study the order of business of the meetings 
of Presbytery with a view to expediting said meetings, and 
that they pay particular attention to the devotional exer- 
cises. The Committee is as follows: Rev. Irving E. Birds- 
eye, Rev. Ralph L. Buchanan — Ministers; Elder Charles 
W. Perry — Layman; Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. — Stated 
Clerk; Dr. T. Henry Patterson — Executive Secretary and 
Mr. E. Frank Andrews — Moderator. The motion was duly 
made that the Council consider having all books audited 
by a Certified Public Accountant. This carried and the mat- 
ter was referred to the Council. 

FALL ADJOURNED MEETING AT HAWFIELDS 

By action of Presbytery, an invitation to convene Orange 
Presbytery for its fall Adjourned Meeting at the Hawfields 
Church, September 8, at 2:00 P.M., was accepted. 

The minutes of this meeting were approved by action of 
Presbytery. 

Rev. John Parks dismissed the meeting of Presbytery 
with prayer and the Apostolic Benediction. 

Elder E. Frank Andrews, Moderator 

Irving Birdseye, Permanent Clerk 

Attested : C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OP ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



CALLED MEETING 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Little Joe's Church, Barium Springs 
July 13, 1955 

The Presbytery of Orange met on July 13, 1955, at the 
Presbyterians Orphan Home, Barium Springs, N. C, in the 
sanctuary of Little Joe's Church at 1:15 p. m., by order of 
Synod, and was called to order and constituted with prayer 
by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, past Moderator. 

The following were present: Rev. Louie Andrews, Rev. 
Edwin Bramer, Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Rev. Charles 
DeSanto, Rev. Joseph Flora, Rev. Douglas Harper, Rev. 
Douglas Hix, Rev. Marion S. Huske, Rev. Hardin King, 
Rev. Allen McSween, Rev. David Moorefield, Rev. David 
Moss, Rev. J. G. Parks, Jr., Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Rev. J. E. 
Ratchford, Rev. Gerald N. Reiff, Rev. James Wade and 
Rev. John C. Whitley. Churches represented: Asheboro, 
First, Elder M. A. Buie ; Bessemer, Elder Hodgen Donnell ; 
Bethel, Elder R. M. Huffines ; Dogwood Acres, Elder J. R. 
Wham; Eno, Elder R. D. Hughes; Glenwood, Elder Kirk- 
man; Graham First, Elder Durward Stokes; High Point, 
First, Elder Charles Perry; Leaksville, First, Elder Don 
Knight ; Park Avenue, Elder B. H. Wolf, Reidsville ; Reids- 
ville. First, Elder Paul Hastings;;; ;Shiloh, Elder M. C. 
Lay and Starmount, Elder Tom Nisbet. 

The one item of business for which the meeting had been 
called was taken up and disposed of as follows : Rev. Gerald 
N. Reiff requested a certificate of transfer to Winston-Salem 
Presbytery that he might accept a call to the First Church, 
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. Mr. Reiff was granted a 
certificate of transfer to Winston-Salem Presbytery, effec- 
tive immediately. 

The minutes were read and approved. After Presbytery 
voted to adjourn to meet in the Hawfields Church on Thurs- 
day, September 8, at 2:00 p.m., prayer was offered by 
Elder C. Hodgin Donnell of the Bessemer Church. 

Z. T. Piephoff (Acting) Moderator 

John G. Parks, Jr. (Acting) Permanent 
Clerk 

Attested: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



CHRISTIANS TO REMEMBER 
IN THEIR WILLS THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
AND ITS INSTITUTIONS 



FORM OF BEQUEST 



**L. , give, devise, and 

bequeai !i i n ilu 1 1 usU i of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North Carolina (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's work as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange." 

(Here stale whether the income from the bequest, or the bequest 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 



BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of 
people who would like to leave at least a part of their money 
or property where it will be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Master. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good 
securities ; the income from the investments to be given by 
ihv Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institu- 
tion which in its judgment appears to be the most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequest in 
this way : 

"1. The Tru i< :ire good business men and the security 
of the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most good at that time. 

Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the Pres- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause that year; 
ill fact, where it was most needed each year." 



2? 



of the 

Vteshyieim o{ Otiutge 

FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 

Hawfields Church — R.F.D. 1 — Mebane, N. C. 
September 8, 1955 

ADJOURNED MEETING 

Jonesboro Church, Sanford, N. C. 
September 12, 1955 

WINTER MEETING 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-THIRD STATED 

MEETING 

Alamance Church, R.F.D. 10, Greensboro 

January 10, 1956 

CALLED MEETING 

First Church — Greensboro, N. C. 
February 16, 1956 

« 4i He 4e He * « 

CLXXXVII 
No. 1 
DIRECTORY EDITION 



of the 

FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 

Hawfields Church — R.F.D. 1 — Mebane, N. C. 
September 8, 1955 

ADJOURNED MEETING 

Jonesboro Church, Sanford, N. C. 
September 12, 1955 

WINTER MEETING 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-THIRD STATED 

MEETING 

Alamance Church, R.F.D. 10, Greensboro 

January 10, 1956 

CALLED MEETING 

First Church — Greensboro, N. C. 
February 16, 1956 

CLXXXVII 
No. 1 " 
DIRECTORY EDITION 



ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Alexander. Chester, D.D — 504 Fountain PI., Burlington 

Andrews, Louie V 1729 McKnight Mill Rd., Greensboro 

Baker, W. M 1600 E. Lexington, High Point 

Barron, Vance 513 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 

Benjamin, James T Rt. 2, Asheboro 

Birdseye, Irving E 2319 Fairfield Ave., Greensboro 

Brammer, Edwin C 714 Elwell Ave.. Greensboro 

Brown, William Rt. 5, Reidsville 

Buchanan, Ralph L Rt. 1, Mebane 

Bullock, Leslie, Th.D -—Flora Macdonald College, Red Springs 

Callis, Cecil Yanceyville 

Cappel, Samuel S Mebane 

Cheshire, C. L. Jr., Th.M., S.C.- 421 Wildwood Lane, Burlington 

Currie, W. M 922 Carr St., Greensboro 

DeSanto, Charles . _.Box 6, Whitsett 

Dickson, A. P 2520 Church St., Greensboro 

Donnell, J. T Rt. 3, Mebane 

Ensign, John _...-Rt. 2, Chapel Hill 

Flora, Joseph M., Jr _ — 804 W. Bessemer, Greensboro 

Foley, W. L Rt. 1, Sanford 

Garrison, Joseph M 214 N. Ridgeway Dr., Greensboro 

Gillespie, E. E. 709 Simpson St., Greensboro 

Harper, M. Douglas. ..Pittsboro 

Hix, D. W 331 Clark St., Durham 

Hodgkin, W. L .Milton 

Huske, Marion S 1611 Walker Ave., Greensboro 

Jennings, C. Wesley 701 Virginia Ave., Spray 

Jones, Frank S., Th.M -_Rt. 1, Leaksville 

King, Hardin A Rt. 1, Burlington 

King, Ray - 1884 Mayfair, Greensboro 

Kryder, W. H ..- - ..Graham 

McFayden, H. R — Oak Ridge 

McLaughlin, W. C, D.D 112 Yamamotu Dori, Ikuti Ku, 

Kobe, Japan 

McMullen, R. J., Sr., Ph.D.-.__ _..208 Vance St., Chapel Hill 

McNatt, J. P. H. .. 621 Wesley Place, High Point 

McSween, Allen C. 304 Waverly Way, Greensboro 

May, Carl -Rt. 1, Leasburg 

Millard, J. M Rt. 10, Greensboro 

Misenheimer, Kay M.-._ _ _..Siler City 

Montgomery, H. Reid — 1116 Lexmgton Ave., Greensboro 

Moorefield, D. R..... .....Rt. 2, '■/, Camp New Hope, Chapel Hill 

Morrow, Guy M _ .Rt. 4, Burlington 

Moss, David C McLeansville 

Murray, Marion J 416 E. Main St., Sanford 

Parks, John G., Jr Reidsville 

Patterson, T. H., D.D Box 2758, 407 Hillcrest Dr., Greensboro 

Piephoff, Z. T Rt. 1, Graham 

Ramsay, Charles M., Ph.D Austin College, Sherman, Texas 

Ratchford, James E Madison 

Reckard, C. H Hillsboro 

Redhead, John A., Jr., D.D 704 Dover Rd., Greensboro 

Rice, W. M 1905 Woodside, Greensboro 

Rock, Robert B ....Broadway 

Schenck, L. B., Ph.D Davidson College, Davidson 

Scott, Jack Brown Presbyterian Mission, Soonchun, 

Chulla Namdo, Korea 

Seals, D. Hilton 3735 Colorado St., Long Beach, Calif. 

Skinner, J. Don Rt. 5, Wilkins St., Burlington 

Smith, Harry E Chapel Hill 

Stark, Carl H., Jr 1002 Grace St., Burlington 

Thompson, W. T., Litt.D - 3410 Chamberlayne Ave., Richmond, Va. 

Wade, James H. __. 804 S. Park St., Asheboro 

Watts, Roy E., D.D.. 1310 Woodland Dr., High Point 

Westerfield, W. H 1113 Dixie St., Burlington 

Whitener, Olin M Rt. 1, Sanford 

Whitley, John C Leaksville 

Wilson, John __ 1408 Woodland Ave., Sanford 



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ADDRESSES OF MEN AND WOMEN ON PERMANENT 
COMMITTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Edgar Allred, 1507 Fairmount, Greensboro 
E. Frank Andrews, 202 Elmwood Dr., Greensboro 
W. H. Andrews, Woodland Dr., Greensboro 

Lawrence Bennett, Country Club Apts, Greensboro 
Paul G. Boone, 2602 Springwood Dr., Greensboro 
W. R. Booth, 447 W. Washington St., Greensboro 
Smith Brandon, Milton 

C. I. Carlson, 705 Sunset Drive, Greensboro 
Harry M. Clark, 301 Lakeside, Burlington 
Clyde C. Cole, Yanceyville 
June Crumpler, Forest Lake, Mebane 

Mrs. Glenn Dallas, Leaksville 

Mrs. P. H. Dalton, Sr., 1048 Rockford Rd., High Point 
Mrs. J. F. Daniel, Rt. 5, Reidsville 

James H. Fox, Asheboro 

Floyd F. Hendley, 206 Waverly Way, Greensboro 
J. H. Highsmith, 121 Vardailia, Greensboro 
Mrs. James Hogg, 209 Louise, High Point 
Gabe Holmes, 106 W. Chisholm St., Sanford 
Mrs. Ralph Holt, 724 Tarleton, Burlington 
W. M. Holt, Sr., Box 316, Sanford 
R. D. Hughes, Cedar Grove 

J. R. Ingram, 206 Hawkins Ave., Sanford 

John H. James, Mebane 

Mrs. C. P. Jones, R.F.D. 2, Mebane 

John Kellenberger, 306 Parkway, Greensboro 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Kerchner, 500 Cornwallis Dr., Greensboro 

Mr. and Mrs. Victor King, 219 Gulf St., Sanford 

Henry Koonts, 317 Ardmore Circle, High Point 

Earnest McCall, 1026 Rockford Road, High Point 

Miss Sara McNeill, First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville 

Mrs. T. R. McPherson, Mebane 

George Mason, Madison 

Miss Jean Moling, 1st Presby. Church, High Point 
H. P. Morrison, 224 Edgedale, High Point 

W. H. Owens, Rt. 1, Sanford 

Charles W. Perry, 1207 Sherbrooke Dr., High Point 
C. E. Plummer, 811 Carrick Ave., High Point 

Mrs. James Ratchford, Madison 

C. P. Robertson, Stoneville 
James Roney, R.F.D. , Mebane 
Arthur Ross, Jr., Box 509, Asheboro 

J. M. Saunders, W. University, Chapel Hill 
Ralph Scott, Rt. 1, Mebane 
Winfred Shaw, Broadway 

William E. Singletary, Southeastern Bldg., Greensboro 

D. Waring Smith, 700 Parkway, High Point, N. C. 
W. G. Springs, Reidsville 

Coy Stack, 518 Maple, Leaksville 
R. E. Stratford, Rt. 1, Graham 

Allen Tate, Graham 

Mrs. John R. Taylor, McLeansville 

C. R. Tickle, R.F.D. 4, Mebane 

Mrs. Joseph S. Vincent, 2309 Fairfield Ave., Greensboro 

D. J. Walker, Jr., 223 Long Ave., Graham 
W. M. Watts, 1610 Woodland, Burlington 
R. D. White, 405 Circle Drive, Burlington 
Mr. and Mrs. Steve White, Mebane 

Charles S. Wilkins, 403 N. Ridgeway Dr., Greensboro 
Mrs. Grover Wrenn, Siler City 
Auburn L. Wright, Pittsboro 

M. E. Yount, Graham 

R. E. Zimmerman, Greensboro 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

February 16, 1956 

The year indicates that the person named will serve through 
December 31st, of that year. 

1. OFFICERS 



Moderator 

Stated Clerk 

Permanent Clerk 

Executive Secretary 
Treasurer 



.Roy E. Watts 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 1957 
Irving E. Birdseye, 1957 
T. Henry Patterson, 1957 
.T. Henry Patterson, 1957 



II. TRUSTEES 

1. Presbytery: (term three years — six members) 

1956 — Chester Alexander, Henry V. Koonts 

1957— T. H. Patterson, Chas. T. Boyd 

1958— Fred Carlson, T. M. Richmond 

2. Davidson College: (Term four years — four members) 
1956 — J. Spencer Love 

1957_T. H. Patterson 

1958— John A. Redhead, Jr. 

1959— Ralph M. Holt 

3. Flora Macdonald College (term three years — 11 men — 1 woman) 

1956— Fred Carlson, Mrs. Waylon Blue, D. W. Wright, Lynn 
Mclver 

1957— C. L. Cheshire, Paul D. Hastings, C. W. Perry, S. A. White 

1958— James B. Neely, F. S. Jones, W. Y. Preyer, Jr., H. D. Jones 

4. Peace College: (term six years — two members) 

1959— Roy Watts 

1960— F. L. Knight 

5. Glade Valley: (term two years — seven members) 
1956— Floyd H. Craft, Paul Ingle, J. E. Beard 

1958— John A. Kellenberger, W. C. Singletary, Ralph Scott, 
George Mason 

6. Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund: (term 

1 year — one member) 
1956 — Clarence M. Jones 

7. Camp New Hope: (term three years — 18 members) 

1956— Henry V. Koonts, C. Fred Carlson, E. P. Barnes, J. E. 
Ratchford, Miss Sara McNeill, Ralph A. Scott 

1957— Paul D. Hastings, Karl E. Prickett, C. H. Reckard, J. R. 
Ingram, Mrs. Rufus D. Wilson, H. D. Jones 

1958 — C. P. Jones, James T. Donnell, Lunsford Richardson, Jr., 
Clyde C. Cole, Mrs. D. H. Cashwell, R. D. Tillson 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



III. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. The Council: (term three years — 18 members) 
Chairman: E. Frank Andrews (1956) 

A. Chairman of the following Committees: Commission on 
Minister and His Work, Annuities and Relief, Church Ex- 
tension, World Missions and Overseas Relief, General Fund 
Agencies, Homes, Women's Work, Christian Education and 
Higher Education. 

B. President of the Men of Orange, President of the Women 
of Orange. 

C. Ex-Officio: The Moderator, the Stated Clerk. 

1956— W. C. Buchanan, E.; Ralph Scott, D.; Mrs. John R. 
Taylor 

1957— M. E. Yount, E.; J. R. Ingram, D. 

1958— Paul G. Boone, E.; June Grumpier, D. 

2. Examinations: (term three years — 12 members) 

Chairman, John A. Redhead, Jr. (1957) 

A. Theology: 

1956— Roy E. Watts 

1957 — John A. Redhead, Jr. ' . 

1958— William M. Currie 

B. Sacraments: 

1956— Allen C. McSween 

1957— J. M. Millard 
1958_W. H. Kryder 

C. Church Government: 

1956— James Wade 

1957— A. P. Dickson 

1958 — Vance Barron : 

D. English Bible: 

1956 — Marion J. Murray 

1957 — Leslie Bullock 
1958_Carl Stark, Jr. 

3. Nominations: (term three years — 7 members) 

Chairman, Ralph Buchanan, (1958) 
1956— W. M. Currie, Charles W. Perry 
1957_C. L. Cheshire, Jr., Steve White 

1958— Marion S. Huske, Ralph L. Buchanan, D. J. Walker, E. 

4. Sessional Records: (term three years — 3 members) 

1958— R. D. White, H. M. Clark, J. P. H. McNatt, Presbytery 
as a whole. 

5. Commission on the Minister and His Work: (term three years — 

7 members) 
Chairman, John C. Whitley (1957) 

1956 — C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Lawrence Bennett 

1957 — J. M. Garrison, H. P. Morrison, John C. Whitley 

1958— John Parks, R. D. Hughes 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



6. World Missions and Overseas Relief: (term three years — nine 

members) 
Chairman, Hardin King (1956) 

1956 — Hardin King, DeWitt Kinsinger, James H. Fox 

1957 — James E. Ratchford, Smith Brandon, Mrs. Stephen A. 
White 

1958_John G. Parks, D. Waring Smith E.; C. L Carlson, 
Jr., D. 

7. Annuities and Relief: (term three years — six members) 

Chairman, J. P. H. McNatt (1957) 

1956— Frank S. Jones, Mrs. J. F. Daniel 

1957— J. P. H. McNatt, Harry Clark 

1958— W. H. Andrews, William E. Singletary 

8. Church Extension: (term three years — 16 members) 

Chairman, W. M. Currie (1958) 

1956— Marion S. Huske, Charles S. Wilkins, Gabe Holmes, 
C. P. Robertson, E.; Floyd Hendley, D.; Winfred 
Shaw, D.; Mrs. Hunter Dalton, Sr. 

1957— W. M. Baker, A. P. Dickson, Allen Tate, E.; John H. 
James, D. 

1958— W. M. Watts, R. E. Zimmerman, George Mason, Kay 
Misenheimer, W. M. Currie 

9. Higher Education: (term 3 years, 5 members) 

Chairman: Joseph M. Garrison (1956) 

1956— Joseph M. Garrison, W. M. Holt, Sr. 

1957— J. T. Donnell, Victor King 

1958— C. H. Reckard 

10. Christian Education: (term three years — 22 members) 

Chairman: Allen C. McSween (1957) 

1956— Joseph W. Flora, Jr., S. A. White, John A. Kellen- 
berger. Miss Jean Moling, Mrs. Edgar Allred, C. Lin- 
wood Cheshire, Marion Murray 

1957 — James Wade, Allen C. McSween, W. G. Springs, Sara 
McNeill, W. R. Boothe, Vance Barron, Mrs. T. R. 
McPherson 

1958 — Reid Montgomery, Wesley Jennings, Arthur Ross, Jr., 
Auburn L. Wright, C. R. Tickle, Mrs. James Ratch- 
ford, Mrs. James Hogg, Mrs. Grover Wrenn 

11. Homes: (term three years — 10 members) 

Chairman: Roy Watts (1956) 

1956— Robert Rock, Roy E. Watts, W. H. Owens, Mrs. G. P. 
Jones 

1957 — J. H. Highsmith, James Roney 

1958 — K. M. Misenheimer, C. W. Jennings, Coy Stack, Mrs. 
C. E. Kerchner 

12. General Fund Agencies: (term three years — eight members) 

Chairman: Z. T. Piephoff (1956) 

1956— Z. T. Piephoff, Clyde C. Cole 

1957 — J. M. Saunders, L. H. Bennett, Kay Misenheimer 

1958— Cecil Callis, R. E. Stratford, Mrs. Joseph H. Vincent 



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13. Women's Work: (term three years — ^four members) 
Chairman: Marion S. Huske (1956) 

1956— Marion S. Huske, Mrs. Ralph Holt 

1957— Mrs. Glenn Dallas 

1958— Ernest McCall 

CANDIDATES FOR THE GOSPEL MINISTRY 



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Fred P. Albright 


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Allen Eugene Morrison 


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Thomas W. Barker 


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William Harvey Morrison 


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Andrew T. Bristow 


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Charles Robert Oliver, Jr. 


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Henry C. Brockman 


16. 


Zachary T. Piephoff, Jr. 


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John Howard Coble 


17. 


William Clark Porter, IV 


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B. M. Currin, Jr. 


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Donald Elliott Trent 


7. 


John Dillard Garrison 


19. 


James H. Tunstall, III 


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Joseph M. Garrison, Jr. 


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Samuel Oscar Walker 


9. 


Zeb North Holler 


21. 


James Watkins 


10. 


James Mack Johnson 


22. 


Betsy Ann Workman 


11. 


Arnold Fred Leary 


23. 


William James Wrenn, Jr. 


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Fall Adjourned Meeting 
HAWFIELDS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
R. F. D. 1, Mebane, N. C. 
September 8, 1955 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its Fall Adjourned 
Meeting in the Hawfields Presbyterian Church, R. F. D. 1, 
Mebane, N. C, on Thursday, September 8, 1955, at 2:00 
P. M. The Moderator, Elder E. Frank Andrews, called the 
meeting to order. The Rev. Mr. Ray King opened the 
meeting of Presbytery with prayer and the Rev. Mr. Don 
Skinner conducted the devotional. 

The roll was taken and the Stated Clerk declared that 
a quorum was present: 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander Ernest A. Holt Burlington, First 

Louie V. Andrews, Sr Memorial 

W. M. Baker J. Edwin White Mebane 

Vance Barron 

Ralph L. Buchanan H. A. Scott Hawfields 

Leslie Bullock 

Cecil Callis Elwood H. Clayton Bethesda 

Sam M. Bason Yancey ville 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. T. E. Parks Park Avenue 

Wm. M. Currie Houston Hendrix Greensboro, First 

E, Frank Andrews Greensboro, First 

J. T. Donnell J. Herbert Tate Cross Roads 

John E. Ensign Wilson Efland Efland 

S. C. Blackwood New Hope 

J. M. Flora Greensboro, First 

W. F. Foley K. E. Seymour Buffalo (Lee) 

J. Glenn Edwards St. Andrews 

Joseph M. Garrison I. C. Crawford Covenant 

Harold M. Bailey Covenant 

M. Douglas Harper, Jr..-_. 

C. W. Jennings Roy P. Crowder Smyrna 

Roy H. Dobson Wentworth 

Frank S. Jones 

Hardin A. King Lonnie A. Johnson, Jr Shiloh 

Ray E. King T. B. Hilliard Meadowside 

Wm. H. Kryder William Compton Graham 

Carl May Neal Broach Griers 

John W. Simmons Pleasant Grove 

Chalmers F. McCutchen—. E. M. Underwood, Sr Sanford, First 

H. R. McFadyen 

R. J. McMullen 

J. P. H. McNatt Orville H. Frazier Brentwood 

Allen C. McSween -: Harold E. Pugh Starmount 

J. M. Millard Parker Causey Alamance 



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R. D. Hughes Eno 

0. W. Oldham Fairfield 

J. E. Latta Little River 

Paul G. Boone Bethel 

N. L. Oliver Oakview 

Henry J. Thiel Stoney Creek 

John A. Dalrymple Jonesboro 

Wilmer L. Walker Reidsville, First 



E. P. Webster Bethany 

J. B. Joyce Madison 

Sydney Green Hillsboro 

Greensboro, First 



Willard G. Wilson Northside 



John C. Barnwell Piedmont 

James McCutchen Asheboro 

F. B. Smith High Point, First 

Tom C. Stanley, Sr Leaksville, First 

Edgewood 

G. A. Denny Bessemer 

H. A. Barnes Buffalo (G) 

J. W. Stokes Guilford Park 

W. M. Brown Glenwood 

H. C. McPherson Randolph 

T. J. Hoffman Springwood 

W. A. Rankin Speedwell 

Thos. M. Richmond Westminster 

Words of welcome were extended to the Presbytery by 
the Honorable W. Kerr Scott, U. S. Senator and Ruling 
Elder of the host church, Hawfields. He made reference 
to the following as being a brief history of the highlights 
in the progress and development of the Hawfields Church : 

HAWFIELDS CHURCH HISTORY 

Scotch-Irish began to settle this region in 1740 . . . 
Missionaries from North organized church in 1755 . . . The 
first pastor was Rev. Henry Patillo . . . Orange Presbytery 
organized in Hawfield's Church, September 5, 1770 . . . First 
Camp Meeting was held here in 1802 . . . First resident 
pastor was Dr. B. W. Mebane 1906-1911 . . . The Manse 
was built in 1906 . . . Sunday School rooms were added to 
church by family of Mr. Stephen A. White in 1924 . . . The 
first full time pastor was Rev. N. N. Fleming . . . The 
Fellowship Building was erected 1949-1950 . . . Hawfields 
Church has sent Christian leaders throughout the world . . . 
First grave in cemetery, Rev. John DeBow, 1783. 

The Rev. Ralph Buchanan, host pastor, presented the 
report of the Committee on Orders and the following printed 
docket was adopted as the working docket: 



K. M. Misenheimer 



David C. Moss 

Guy M. Morrow 

M. J. Murray 

John Parks 

T. Henry Patterson—. 

Z. T. Piephoff, Sr 

R. E. Ratchford 

C. H. Reckard 

John A. Redhead, Jr. 

Lewis B. Schenck 

J. Don Skinner 

Harry E. Smith 

Carl H. Stark, Jr 

James H. Wade 

Roy E. Watts 

John C. Whitley 

John N. Wilson 



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DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 
HAWFIELDS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Thursday, September 8, 1955, 2:00 P. M. 

2:00 Presbytery Called to Order Elder E. Frank Andrews, 

Moderator 

Devotional Exercises Rev. J. Don Skinner 

Roll Call 

Words of Welcome Hon. W. Kerr Scott, U. S. Senator 

Report of Committee on Orders Rev. Ralph Buchanan 

Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications and Announcements 
2:30 Report of Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION 

Dr. Joseph M. Garrison, Chairman 
Report of Sub-Committee on CANDIDATES 

Rev. J. T. Donnell, Chairman 
Report of Study Committee on ORDERS 

Rev. Irving Birdseye, Chairman 
Report of Committee of CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Rev. Allen McSween, Chairman 
Report of Committee on RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS 

TO B. 0. C. O. Rev. Guy Morrow, Chairman 

Report of Commission on the MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Rev. John C, Whitley, Chairman 

Report of Committee on HOMES Dr. Roy Watts, Chairman 

5:45 Recess for Supper 
7:00 Reconvene 

Report of Committee of CHURCH EXTENSION 

Rev. Chalmers McCutchen, Chairman 

7:30 Report of COUNCIL Elder E. Frank Andrews, Chairman 

Benevolent Budget, Records 
Report of Camp New Hope Trustees 
Report of NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE 

Rev. W. M. Baker, Chairman 
Nominations for next Moderator 
Unfinished Business 
New Business 

Time and Place of Next Meeting 
Reading and Correcting Minutes 
Adjournment 



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VISITING BRETHREN 

The following were introduced to Presbytery and in- 
vited to sit as visiting brethren: Rev. Mr. James Carter, 
Everglades Presbytery, Fla. ; Rev. Mr. Max Polley, Western 
Michigan Presbytery, Presbyterian Church U. S. A.; Rev. 
Mr. Milton P. Brown, Louisville Presbytery ; Dr. Marshall S. 
Woodson, President of Flora Macdonald College, Fayette- 
ville Presbytery. 

Elders at Presbytery for the first time were introduced 
and the Deacons present were extended a special welcome 
by the Moderator. The Deacons present were as follows : 

R. A. Webtser, Bethany; Thomas E. Miller, James P. Stalder, 
Brentwood; J. L. Efland, Jr., Efland; D. E. Snipes, William A. Inge, 
Northside; E. E. Patterson, Hillsboro; Roy M. Harris, Jonesboro; 
Joe Andrews, Shiloh; Claudius Dockery, Starmount; Joseph P. Shore, 
Westminster; W. B. Tyer, Starmount; E. W. Coleman, F. Ray Taylor, 
Piedmont; Austin Miller, Joseph J. Warren, Randolph; Boyd Clapp, 
Alamance; Victor King, Sanford; Henderson Scott, W. F. Covington, 
Ralph H. Scott, Hawfields; J. H. James, Bill Richmond, Mebane; 
W. M. Holt, Jr., Jonesboro; Luther Z. Allen, East Burlington; C. C. 
Cole, Wade W. Files, Yanceyville; W. W. Marshall, Phillip M. Hooper, 
Roy W. Wagoner, Reidsville, First; W. R. Straughn, Chapel Hill; 
L. D. Wyrick, Buffalo (G); Thomas E. McKnight, Buffalo; Donald 
Chrisholm, R. W. Walker, Asheboro; Ralph Payne, Jack S. Cates, 
Marvin H. Mason, C. W. Blackwelder, R. Otis Lackey, Burlington, 
First; John W. Caffey, S. B. Mattock, Jr., Henry L. Farlow, E. S. 
Johnson, Covenant; George C. Farrow, Glenwood; James Y. Black- 
well, Jr., Bethesda; Kenneth E. Strayhorn, New Hope; Robert Alcon, 
Bethel; J. W. Carter, Wentworth; S. H. Craddock, A. H. Lambert, 
Cross Roads; Dail Faulk, Odis C. McBryde, Edgewood; Cecil Garrard, 
Eugene Hinkle, Shiloh; and D. E. Hinshaw, J. C. Andrews, William 
Fogleman, Bethany. 

COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

The following communications were referred and dis- 
posed of in the manner indicated: 

1. A letter of commendation for Rev. Mr. David R. Moorefield was 
received from Bethel Presbytery relative to his dismissal to 
Orange Presbytery. The letter was received as information. 

2. A letter from Dr. E. C. Scott, presenting a synopsis of a pro- 
posed book "The Office of Clerk of Session," inquiring about the 
interest in the publication of such a book was read. Presbytery 
complied with the request to take a vote of interest by the 
showing of hands. Approximately forty indicated their interest 
and desire to purchase such a book. Order blanks were distributed 
to members of Presbytery. 

3. A letter from Dr. E. C. Scott which called Presbytery's attention 
to certain parts of the Minutes of the General Assembly, 1955, 



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concerning changes in the Book of Church Order, Part I, P. 202. 
He further requested that Orange Presbytery indicate its advice 
and consent on the only proposed change in the B. O. C. 0. Re- 
ferred to Committee on Records and Amendments to the 
B. 0. C. O. 

4. A letter from Dr. Harold J. Dudley, General Secretary of the 
Synod of North Carolina, relative to the merger of the three 
Presbyterian Colleges, Flora Macdonald, Peace and Presbyterian 
Junior College was read and referred to Committee on Higher 
Education. 

5. Excuses for not attending this meeting of Presbytery were 
granted to the following: Reverend Messrs. Reid Montgomery, 
M. S. Huske, W. T. Thompson, R. B. Rock, William Brown, Edwin 
Brammer, David R. Moorefield, Irving Birdseye and C. H. Reckard. 
Mr. Reckard attended the evening session. 

6. A letter was received from Licentiate Allen Strand informing 
Presbytery of his plans to serve as an enlisted man in the 
Army for the next two years. Received as information and 
the letter committed to the files. 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION 

Dr. Joseph M. Garrison, Chairman of the Committee 
on Higher Education presented the following report: 

Your Committee on Christian Higher Education has had two 
matters referred to it. First, we have received a resolution prepared 
by Mr. James K. Dorsett, attorney, urging the Presbyteries of Fay- 
etteville. Orange and Wilmington to concur with Synod in authorizing, 
empowering, and instructing the Trustees of Flora Macdonald Col- 
lege to concur with the Action of Synod and to take steps necessary 
or advisable to merge or consolidate with Peace College, Inc. and 
Presbyterian Junior College for Men, Inc. 

This resolution reads as follows: 

RESOLUTION 

WHEREAS, the following Resolution was duly enacted by the 
Synod of North Carolina in annual meeting assembled on July 13, 
1955: 

''WHEREAS, it is deemed of urgent importance that Pres- 
byterian institutions of higher learning in North Carolina be main- 
tained at a level of efficiency and excellence; and 

"WHEREAS, under a generous grant from the Ford Foundation 
a Committee of outstanding educators has recently completed a com- 
prehensive survey of the institutions of higher learning maintained 
and controlled by the Synod of North Carolina; and 

"WHEREAS, the Synod's Committee on Higher Education has 
after long study and consideration approved and concurred in the 
findings and recommendations of said Survey Committee; and has 
set forth its detailed findings and recommendations in a 'Report on 
the Educational Institutions Survey', which Report is incorporated 
herein by this reference; and 



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"WHEREAS, it is the conviction of Synod 'that a consolidation 
of our educational program offers the strongest hope for the future 
as well as the best stewardship of our educational dollar'; and it is 
believed that such consolidation can best be achieved by establishing in 
the eastern section of North Carolina a four-year co-educational 
college by means of the merger and consolidation of Flora Macdonald 
College, Peace College and Presbyterian Junior College for Men, 
Inc.; and 

"WHEREAS, the aforesaid report and recommendations have 
been considered by the Boards of Trustees of Flora Macdonald Col- 
lege, Peace College, and Presbyterian Junior College for Men, Inc; 
and 

"WHEREAS, the Synod of North Carolina in its 142nd Meeting 
at Barium Springs, N. C, July 12-14, 1955, approved the Report of its 
Committee on Educational Institutions, looking to the establishment 
of a Senior College in the eastern section of North Carolina by the 
consolidation of Flora Macdonald College, Peace College, and Pres- 
byterian Junior College for Men, Inc.; 

"NOW, THEREFORE, be it enacted as follows: 

'RESOLVED: That the Trustees of Presbyterian Junior College 
for Men, Inc., and the Trustees of Peace College, Inc., be and they 
hereby are authorized, empowered, and instructed to take all steps 
necessary or advisable to merge or consolidate their respective educa- 
tional corporations into a single new corporation which shall establish 
and maintain a four-year co-educational college in the eastern section 
of North Carolina; and 

'RESOLVED; That the Presbyteries of Fayetteville, Orange and 
Wilmington be and they hereby are strongly urged to concur with 
and join in this program by approving and directing action by the 
Board of Trustees of Flora Macdonald College to merge or con- 
solidate into the aforesaid educational corporation; and 

'RESOLVED: That it is the express intent and desire f Synod 
that the aforesaid purposes and plans be accomplished with all 
reasonable dispatch but with due regard to the orderly and effective 
assumption of the educational functions now performed by said 
existing institutions; and 

'RESOLVED: That it is the express intent and desire of Synod 
its resolve to render maximum and continued support and assistance 
to the new consolidated institution to the end that it may afford edu- 
cational opportunities of the highest calibre; and 

WHEREAS, after full discussion and consideration Orange 
Presbytery does concur in the aims and purposes of the foregoing 
Resolution of Synod, and does desire and intend that Flora Mac- 
donald College shall participate in said consolidation and merger 
as therein outlined: 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED AS FOLLOWS: 

RESOLVED: That the Trustees of Flora Macdonald College be 
and they hereby are authorized, empowered, and instructed to take 
all steps necessary or advisable to merge or consolidate said edu- 
cational corporation with Peace College, Inc., and Presbyterian Junior 



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College for Men, Inc., into a single new corporation which shall 
establish and maintain a four-year co-educational college in the 
eastern section of North Carolina; and 

RESOLVED FURTHER: That the Trustees of Flora Macdonald 
College be and they are hereby authorized, empowered, and instructed 
to execute such legal documents as may be deemed necessary or ex- 
pedient to accomplish said merger or consolidation and the full pur- 
poses and intent of this Resolution. 

The foregoing Resolution was duly considered, adopted and 
enacted on the 8th day of September, 1955, at a regular meeting of 
Orange Presbytery duly called and held at Mebane, R. F. D. 1, 
Hawfields Presbyterian Church. 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

E. Frank Andrews, 
Moderator 
Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 
Stated Clerk 

Your Committee on Christian Higher Education rec- 
ommends its adoption. Second, We have received a resolu- 
tion of the Glade Valley Alumni Association as follows: 

A RESOLUTION OF THE GLADE VALLEY ALUMNI 
ASSOCIATION 

At the annual meeting of the Glade Valley School, Inc., Alumni 
Association on August 13, 1955, the following resolution was un- 
animously adopted: 

"Since Glade Valley School has meant so much to our spiritual 
lives; and since we believe there is a need today, perhaps more than 
ever before, for the strong Christian influence on the youth of the 
land; and since Glade Valley has, does and will supply that need; be 
it therefore resolved that a request be made by the proper authorities 
of this association that, before any action is taken regarding the 
future status of the school, a complete survey be made of the 
school's activities and influences by committees of both controlling 
Presbyteries, working in conjunction with committees of the Board of 
Trustees and the Women's Advisory Board." 

Adopted this the 13th day of August, 1955. 

Lawrence Bowden, President, 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Howard Lyon, Committeeman, 
High Point, N. C. 
Harold Hunnecutt, 

Committeeman, 
Kings Mountain, N. C. 
Ethel Moxley, Secy.-Treas., 
Sparta, N. C. 



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To be presented to: ., , 

... — Orange Presbytery, Sept. 8th, 1955. 

—Winston-Salem Presbytery, Sept. 13th, 1955. 

This request of the Glade Valley Alumni Association is within 
the spirit of the Synod urging the controlling Presbyteries to consider 
the matter of discontinuing a church supported educational effort 
such as Glade Valley. We believe that a fair discussion of the matter 
can not be had without additional facts. We therefore recommend 
that the Presbytery of Orange appoint an ad-interim committee of 
five (5) to study jointly the matter with Winston-Salem Presbytery 
making use of the Committees of the Board of Trustees and the 
Woman's Advisory Board in every possible manner with a view to 
specific recommendations being brought to the Spring Meeting of 
the Presbytery. 

This report with the recommendations was adopted. 

SUB-COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES 

The report of the Committee on Higher Education: 
Sub-Committee on Candidates relative to Mr. Arnold Fred 
Leary, First Church, Greensboro, and Mr. Zeb North 
Holler, Jr., Church of the Covenant, Greensboro, to be re- 
ceived as candidates for the Gospel ministry was made by 
Rev. J. T. Donnell, Chairman. They were examined in ac- 
cordance with paragraph 108, B. 0. C. 0. by Dr. Joseph M. 
Garrison and were duly charged by Dr. John A. Redhead. 
Dr. Garrison offered the dedication prayer and the modera- 
tor, after receiving affirmative answers to the questions in 
paragraph 108, extended his welcome. The examinations 
of Messrs. Arnold Fred Leary and Jeb North Holler were 
approved by action of Presbytery and they were enrolled as 
candidates. 

STUDY COMMITTEE ON ORDERS 

The report of the Study Committee on Orders was 
presented by the Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., member of 
the committee, at the request of the chairman. Elder 
Charles Perry. 

The Study Committee on Orders, which was appointed by the 
Moderator, would make the following report to the Presbytery in 
the form of several concrete recommendations. It was our under- 
standing that it was our task to advise the Presbytery as to means 
that would expedite its meetings without infringing upon its powers 
or responsibilities. We wish to submit these recommendations to you 
at this time and to be voted upon at the subsequent Stated Meeting: 

1. That the service of Holy Communion be held at the adjourned 
meetings as the devotional service in a period not to exceed 30 
minutes and that the Lord's Supper not be held at the Stated 
Meetings. 

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2. That the Manual, page 55, paragraph entitled "Moderator" 
be so amended as to read, beginning at the 6th sentence: "He shall 
preach the opening sermon at the next stated meeting after he 
assumes office or has the privilege of requesting a candidate for 
licensure, if there be one, to preach the sermon in his stead." 

3. That the Manual be amended to provide for a Committee on 
Worship composed of one member elected by the Presbytery at the 
Winter meeting for a term of 3 years. He shall work with the Mode- 
rator, the Stated Clerk, and the host pastor of each meeting of Pres- 
bytery in their turn. It shall be his particular duty to see that new 
members of Presbytery are used in the capacity of conducting its 
devotional services. 

4. That the custom be established that any visiting brethren be 
introduced from their seats and that they not be brought forward. 
The Moderator then shall ask that "all those in favor of inviting 
these brethren to sit as visiting brethren please indicate the same 
by saying "aye". Following this, laymen and laywomen will be 
recognized. 

5. Amendment be made to the Manual, page 76, paragraph 3, 
to include the Committee on Higher Education (candidates) after the 
Committee on Examinations, and thereby delete all references to 
candidates throughout the agenda of the several meetings as outlined 
on pages 75-76. 

6. That the Manual be amended on pages 63, item 9, to include 
the minutes of the General Assembly as well as those of the Synod 
and the Presbytery. 

7. That all Permanent and Special Committees be urged to bring 
their reports to the Presbytery in such brief form as to enlighten 
while covering their responsibilities in as succinct a manner as pos- 
sible. To this end, that the Committees consider carefully mimeo- 
graphing their reports for distribution and only read to the Presby- 
tery their recommendations. 

8. That a special committee be appointed with a view to pre- 
paring a supplement to the Manual with all corrections and amend- 
ments included. This supplement to be prepared for distribution 
in 1956. 

9. That the Manual, page 75, General Policies, 1, be amended so 
as to name the regular meetings of the Presbytery as being held on 
the third Thursday of the months of April, June, and January, and 
on the second Thursday of September. 

Charles Perry, Chairman 
C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 
T. Henry Patterson 
E. Frank Andrews 
I. E. Birdseye 

In accordance with paragraph 51, p. 89 of the Manual 
of Orange Presbytery relative to amending it the report of 
the Study Committee on Orders with the recommendations 



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for proposed amendments was received as information and 
committed to record to be acted upon at the next Stated 
Meeting of Orange Presbytery, January 19, 1956. 

COMMITTEE OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Rev. Allen McSween, Chairman of the Committee of 
Christian Education presented his report and it was re- 
ceived as information. The following recommendations were 
adopted by a standing vote: 

1. That the Presbytery express its sincere appreciation 
to John E. Ensign and to the permanent staff and volunteer 
workers at Camp New Hope for their part in making the 
1955 Camping program a very helpful experience in the lives 
of the youth of the Presbytery. 

2. That the Presbytery express its gratitude to the 
Directors of each of the several camps held at Camp New 
Hope this summer: C. Linwood Cheshire, Senior High Con- 
ference, Edwin Brammer, I Pioneer Camp, Jack Reckard, 

I Junior Camp, Carl May, II Pioneer Camp, William Currie, 

II Junior Camp, and Wesley Jennings, III Junior Camp. 

COMMITTEE ON RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS 
TO BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER 

Rev. Guy M. Morrow, Chairman of the Committee on 
Records and Amendments to the Book of Church Order, 
submitted the following report: The General Assembly of 
1955 approved and sent to the Presbyteries for their advice 
and consent the following amendment to the Book of 
Church Order. 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE BOOK OF CHURCH 

ORDER 

AMENDMENT TO PARAGRAPH 80. (Page 50 of Minutes) 
Add the following clause to the first sentence: "except 
that a church whose membership exceeds 1,000 shall be 
represented by an additional Ruling Elder for each ad- 
ditional 1,000 or major fraction thereof." The amended 
paragraph will then read as follows: 

"The Synod consists of all the Ministers and one Ruling 
Elder from each church in a district comprising at least 
three Presbyteries, except that a church whose membership 
exceeds 1,000 shall be represented by an additional Ruling 
Elder for each additional 1,000 or major fraction thereof. 
The qualifications for membership in the Synod and the 
Presbytery are the same." 

VOTING SHEET 
The Presbytery of Orange approved (76 to 1) of the proposed 
amendment to Paragraph 80. 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 
Stated Clerk 



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COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman of the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work, submitted the fol- 
lowing report. The report, with the recommendations, was 
adopted. 

REPORT 
of 

THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work wishes to submit 
the following report: 

First. Calls from the Siler City and Mt. Vernon Springs Churches 
to the Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer have been placed in the Com- 
mission's hands. The terms of the calls are as follows: 

Siler City, Manse and Annuity, with salary of $1,768.00 
per year 

Mt. Vernon Springs, Annuity and salary of $1,232.00 
per year 

Committee on Church Extension $1,200.00 per year 

Total Salary $4,200.00 

Second. The Commission received a communication from the 
Sessions of the Crestwood and Randolph Churches, stating that the 
two sessions had acted unanimously in calling the Rev. W. M. Baker 
as Stated Supply for one year at a salary of $3,600.00, with manse 
and annuity, beginning September 1, 1955, and ending September 1, 
1956. The communication also stated that candidate under care of 
Orange Presbytery, Mr. Clark Porter, III, who has been supplying 
the Crestwood Church this summer, was being employed as student 
assistant to Mr. Baker for the same period of time, one year. His 
salary is to be $3,000.00 and house rent is to be paid in his behalf. 

Third. The Commission received a communication from Mr. 
Graham White and the Committee on the Minister and His Work in 
Atlanta. This communication dealt with actions of the General 
Assembly of 1955. 

The commission makes the following recommendations: 

1. That the pastoral relationship between the Rev. Kay M. 
Misenheimer and the Siler City and Mt. Vernon Springs Churches be 
established. 

2. The relationship of Stated Supply pastor between Rev. W. M. 
Baker and the Crestwood and Randolph Churches be established; 
that also the relationship of assistant to Rev. W. M. Baker, Mr. Clark 
Porter, in the Crestwood and Randolph Churches be approved. 

3. That Presbytery approve the request of the Committee on 
the Minister and His Work in Atlanta that the leaflet, "Steps to be 
Taken in Calling a Pastor" be placed in the front part of the sessional 
records of each local church, and ask that it be done. 



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4. That the Presbytery consider changing its minimum salaries 
for ministers from $3,600.00 to $4,000.00, and that all churches pay 
the premium for Group Insurance and Hospitalization for their 
ministers, and that officers of the churches study carefully the auto- 
mobile expense of their pastors in performing the pastors' official 
duties. (This motion was made by a layman and seconded by a layman 
and passed unanimously by the commission.) 

Respectfully submitted, 
John Whitley, Chairman 

COMMITTEE ON INSTALLATIONS 

The Rev. Mr. Ralph Buchanan, acting for the chairman 
of the Committee on Installations, submitted the following 
report relative to the installation of Rev. Kay M. Misen- 
heimer in the Siler City and Mount Vernon Springs 
Churches. 

Commission to install Rev. K. M. Misenheimer at the Mount 
Vernon Springs Church, Sunday, October 9, 1955, at 9:30 a. m.; to 
install Mr. Misenheimer at the Siler City Church, Sunday, October 9, 
1955, at 11:00 a. m. Dr. T. H. Patterson to preside and propound the 
constitutional questions; Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., to preach; 
Elder R. D. Hughes to charge the congregation; Rev. C. H. Reckard 
to charge the pastor; Elder W. T. Smith to offer prayer. Rev. John E. 
Ensign, alternate minister and Mr. W. T. Smith, alternate elder. 

The report was adopted and by action of Presbytery 
this Committee was appointed as a Commission to install 
Rev. Kay Misenheimer in the Siler City and Mount Vernon 
Springs Churches: 

COMMITTEE ON HOMES 

Dr. Roy Watts, Chairman of the Committee on Homes, 
presented a report which dealt with the good work being 
done at Barium Springs, The Presbyterian Home at High 
Point, and the William Black Home. The report was re- 
ceived as information. 

CHURCH EXTENSION 

The Rev. Chalmers McCutchen, Chairman, submitted 
the report of the Committee on Church Extension. The 
report was received as information and the following rec- 
ommendations were adopted: 



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Your Committee would make the following recommendations: 

1. That, Orange Presbytery take action dissolving the Gilead 
Presbyterian Church, near Milton, N. C, and assign its members 
to the Milton Presbyterian Church. 

2. That, a loan be approved for the Trinity Presbyterian Church 
in an amount not to exceed $3,000.00 and. 

That the Committee on Church Extension assist the Officers of 
the Church in securing this loan and become co-signers; 

Or, that Presbytery direct its Trustees, Chas. T. Boyd, C. Fred 
Carlson, Chester Alexander, T. M. Richmond, Henry V. Koonts and 
T. Henry Patterson, Title holders to the property on behalf of the 
Presbytery, to execute Deed of Trust Mortgage Note on the property 
of the Trinity Presbyterian Church as security; the congregation 
of the Church to pay the note in Semi-annual payments of $500.00 
until the note is paid in full. 

3. Presbytery approve the plans of the Church Extension Com- 
mittee for increasing salaries this year and urge all churches to give 
full cooperation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Chalmers F. McCutchen, 

Chairman 

REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF CAMP NEW HOPE 

Elder Ralph Scott, Chairman of the Board of Trustees 
of Camp New Hope, presented a report concerning the re- 
quest from the Trustees of Camp New Hope relative to the 
building of an adequate swimming pool at Camp New Hope 
for the 1956 season, and to authorize a financial effort on 
the part of the Board and give authority to the Board of 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery to borrow money for the 
said project, giving deed of trust for same. 

1. That the trustees of Camp New Hope be granted permission 
to build a new concrete swimming pool at the Camp, meeting all 
State Health requirements, size approximately 110 by 40 feet, and 
costing at a maximum, $58,750.00. 

2. That the following financial arrangements be approved: 

(1) Capital gifts by members of the Board of Trustees and 
friends, amounting to at least $28,750.00. 

(2) Approval of Trustees approaching individual members 
of our churches for the purpose of securing gifts from 
$1.00 and above, with the understanding that no church 
will be asked to write this item in their budget or pro- 
mote a financial campaign. 

(3) In order to get plans under way so that the work 
may be completed by May 15, 1956, the Orange Presby- 



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tery approves the borrowing of an amount not to exceed 
$30,000., and that Orange Presbytery direct its Trustees 
— T. Henry Patterson, C. T. Boyd, Chester Alexander, 
Henry V. Koonts, C. Fred Carlson, and T. M. Richmond 
to execute deed of trust on the Camp New Hope property 
securing the note for the amount borrowed. 

3. That the Orange Presbytery obligate itself to write into its 
budget under Christian Education an amount to retire this indebted- 
ness over a period of five years. 

The report with the recommendations was adopted. 

RECESS FOR SUPPER 

Presbytery recessed for supper. 

COMMITTEE ON THANKS 

During the recess for supper, the Rev. Allen McSween, 
Chairman of the Committee on Courtesy, presented the 
following resolution, which was adopted unanimously by a 
rising vote. 

Whereas, the minister, the officers and the members of the 
Hawfields Presbyterian Church most cordially invited and welcomed 
the Adjourned meeting of the 372nd Stated Meeting of the Orange 
Presbytery on September 8, 1955; and 

Whereas, a real awareness of being "encompassed about by so great 
a cloud of witnesses"; and 

Whereas, the graciousness and generous serving of the women at 
the dinner hour greatly enhanced the sense of well-being of the 
members of Presbytery; 

Be it therefore resolved that the representatives composing this 
Adjourned Meeting of the 372nd Stated Meeting of the Orange 
Presbytery gratefully acknowledge their sense of indebtedness and 
sincere gratitude to the members, officers and minister of the Haw- 
fields Presbyterian Church. 

Committee on Courtesy: 

Allen C. McSween, Chairman 

I. Wright Murphy 

Clyde K. Brooks 

Harold E. Pugh 

W. Houston Hendrix 

PRESBYTERY RECONVENES 

Presbytery was reconvened with prayer led by the Rev. 
Mr. David Moss. 



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REPORT OF PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Dr. Roy Watts presented for the Chairman, Elder E. 
Frank Andrews, the report of Orange Presbytery's Council. 
The report was received as information and the recom- 
mendations adopted. 

PART I— MISCELLANEOUS RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. Term of Service Committee Members: Your council would 
recommend that membership on Presbytery's permanent and 
standing committees ordinarily be for one three-year term. 
This recommendation is made in the light of the large 
storage of leadership both lay and ministerial in Orange 
Presbytery. 

2. It is recommended that the Council be composed of the Chair- 
men of the Permanent Committee as named in the Manual 
or another member of said committee appointed by the chair- 
man to serve in his place. (This recommendation takes the 
form of requesting Orange Presbytery to amend the Manual 
at its next Stated Meeting, January 19, 1956.) 

3. It is recommended that the Committee on Audits report at 
the Summer meeting of Presbytery rather than the Spring 
Meeting. 

4. That Presbytery call attention to the Session of each Church 
to the directive given by the General Assembly; namely: 
"That the books of the Treasurer of each local church be 
audited yearly by a competent Auditor and report given in 
full to the Board of Deacons and Church Session." 

5. Forward with Christ: Your Council would report 44 Churches 
have enrolled in the "Forward with Christ" Program, so far 
as we have been able to get information. We urge that all 
Pastors lead their Officers in a study and evaluation of this 
Program; and that each Church set for itself some real and 
truly inspiring Spiritual goals; organize and work toward 
the attainment of these goals. 

;^ 6. That Presbytery authorize the purchase, or rental, of more 
adequate and better located facilities for the Office of Orange 
Presbytery; and, direct that the Council appoint a Com- 
mittee of three persons, one representing the Council, one the 
Committee on Church Extension and one the Committee on 
Christian Education, to work with the Executive Secretary, 
in locating and securing such facilities. That Presbytery 
further authorize the Council to lease, rent, or take option 
on such property as it judges wise, upon recommendation 
of the above committee of three persons. That if option is 
taken on property for purchase, that the Council bring full 
particulars and plans for purchase and financing to a Called 
Meeting of Presbytery, if necessary and if not to the Stated 
Winter Meeting in January. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. Frank Andrews, Chairman 



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The second part of the Council's report dealt with 
Christian Stewardship. Pending the adoption of the rec- 
ommendations, Presbytery heard an informative and 
moving talk by the Rev. R. Murphy Williams, Jr., minister, 
First Church, Wilson, N. C, on the "Preparation and Value 
of the Pre-Budget Plan." At the conclusion of his message 
Presbytery gave Mr. Williams a rising vote of thanks. The 
Council's report on Christian Stewardship was received as 
information and the following recommendations adopted. 

PART II— REPORT ON CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP 

Your Council presents respectfully but prayerfully the follow- 
ing recommendations: 

1. That Ministers, Elders, and Deacons of all our churches 
read carefully and study prayerfully this entire report. 

2a. That Orange Presbytery accept in full the askings and quotas 
sent down from Synod for the Causes of the General Assembly and 
the Synod in the amount of $270,474. This amount to be divided as 
follows: 

Assembly Causes: 

Board of World Missions (23.375%) $ 86,104 

Board of Church Extension ( 9.916%) 36,555 

(Home Missions; Negro Work; Evangelism; 

Christian Relations; Radio & Television) 
Board of Christian Education ( 3.799%) 14,005 
Board of Annuities & Relief ( 3.104%) 11,444 

The General Fund ( 6.024%) 22,206 

(Women's Work; Assembly's Training School; 

The General Council; Montreat; Stillman 

College; American Bible Society; and 

Adm. Expense) 
Inter-Church Agencies ( .139%) 511 



Total Assembly Causes (46.339%) 170,825 $170,825 
Synod's Causes: 

Church Extension ( 2.813%) 10,368 

Homes ( 8.396%) 30,950 

Presbyterian Home for Aged $5,758 

Barium Springs (Orphans) $25,192 

Christian Education ( 1.879%) 6,927 

Higher Education (13.866%) 51,117 

Educational Institutions $46,684 

Campus Christian Life $ 4,430 

Inter-Church Relations ( .078%) 278 



Total Synod's Causes (27.032%) 99,649 99,649 



Total Assembly and Synod $270,474 



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b. That we accept a quota for Presbytery's Causes as follows: 
Presbytery's Causes: 

Church Extension (19.346%) $71,316 

Office of Orange Presbytery ( 4.137%) 15,250 

Christian Education & Camp New 

Hope ( 3.146%) 11,600 



Total Presbytery's 

Causes (26.629%) 98,166 98,166 



Total Assembly's, Synod's, & Presbytery's Causes $368,640 



REPORT ON CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP 

We would call the attention of Presbytery to the fact that 
whereas the percentage of increase for Assembly's Causes is 13.75% 
and the Synod's Causes is 15.59%, the percentage of increase in 
askings for the Causes of Presbytery is less than 1%. 

3. That the total Benevolence Askings in the amount of $368,- 
640 be accepted and apportioned to the churches in dollars rather than 
on a percentage basis. See Paper "A". 

3-A: That the Stewardship Committee be authorized by Pres- 
bytery to work with the Benevolent Treasurer in establishing a 
"Working Percentage" for distribution of all undesignated gifts sent 
through his office. 

4. "That the Stewardship Committee be authorized by Presby- 
tery to make adjustment in the quota or asking for any church that 
seems necessary and wise. The church desiring a change in its 
quota must present its request in writing to the Stewardship Com- 
mittee not later than December 1, 1955. Reasons for asking adjust- 
ment of quota should be stipulated in the written request. It is further 
recommended that any amount taken from the original allocated 
budget be deducted from the causes of Assembly and Synod, since all 
of these causes have increased their askings more than 14% and 
there is no appreciable increase in Presbytery's Budget. (Kerchner- 
McNatt)" Taken from Minutes of Council, July 28, 1955. 

5. That Presbytery's Tax be the same per capita as for the 
past year and allocated as shown in Paper "B". 

6. That the Stewardship Emphasis Season begin October 24, 
1955, and continue through November 20, 1955, with November 13 
being designated as Every-Member Canvass Day, with the theme of 
the Canvass being "Forward With Christ." 

7. That a special Easter Offering be received for alleviating 
suffering and need in the name of Christ throughout the world; 
the funds to be administered by the Board of World Missions through 
its Department of Overseas Relief and Inter-Church Aid.* 

8. That the calendar of special days and seasons recommended 
by the General Assembly for observance by the church, be adopted, 
and likewise the customary two emphases of the Synod be approved. 
Thanksgiving-Barium Springs Orphanage; Mother's Day-Presby- 
terian Home.* 

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9. That Church Officers study carefully, and consider using 
the Pre-Budget Every Member Canvass Plan as recommended by the 
General Council. 

10. That pending the adoption of this report Presbytery hear 
the Reverend Robert Murphy Williams on the "Preparation and 
Value of the Pre-Budget Plan". 

('•^Recommendations #7 and #8 quoted from the Council's Report to 
Synod.) 

Respectfully submitted, 

Council of Orange Presbytery 
E. Frank Andrews, Chairman 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



BENEVOLENCE ASKINGS — CHURCHES OF ORANGE 
PRESBYTERY 



CHURCH YEAR— JANUARY— DECEMBER, 1956 



Church Asking 

Alamance 12,000 

Asheboro 7,200 

Bessemer . 2,000 

Bethany 4,800 

Bethel 1,800 

Bethesda 1,800 

Bethlehem 900 

Brentwood 2,000 

Broadway 1,500 

Buffalo (G) 9,000 

Buffalo (L) 1,500 

Burlington First 24,000 

Chapel Hill 4,800 

Church of Covenant 24,000 

Crestwood 500 

Cross Roads 3,000 

Cumnock 200 

Dogwood Acres 600 

East Burlington 600 

Edgewood 720 

Efiand 720 

El-Bethel 1,200 

Eno 1,200 

Euphronia 240 

Fairfield 1,000 

Farmville 120 

Glenwood 2,400 

Goldston 250 

Graham 18,000 

Greensboro First 101,850 

Greenwood 1,200 

Griers 250 

Guilford Park 2,100 

Gulf 200 

Hawfields 7,200 

Haywood 200 

High Point First 30,000 

Hillsboro 2,700 

Hillview 200 



Church Asking 

Hope View $ 500 

Jonesboro 2,100 

Leaksville First 2,700 

Little River 1,800 

Madison 4,200 

Meadowside 1,200 

Mebane - 10,000 

Memorial 720 

Milton 720 

Mt. Vernon Springs 720 

New Hope 800 

Northside 1,000 

Oakview 120 

Park Avenue 2,700 

Piedmont 4,500 

Pittsboro 900 

Pleasant Grove 400 

Pocket 750 

Randolph 500 

Red House 400 

Reidsville First 12,000 

Riverview 1,000 

Salem 600 

Sanford 19,000 

Shiloh 3,600 

Siler City 720 

Smyrna 300 

Speedwell 450 

Springwood 1,200 

Starmount 9,000 

St. Andrews 1,200 

Stoneville 450 

Stony Creek 1,000 

Trinity 500 

Wentworth 240 

Westminster 3,900 

White Hill 1,000 

Yanceyville 1,800 



Total $368,640 



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PRESBYTERY'S TAX-CHURCH YEAR JANUARY 1, 1956 TO 
DECEMBER 31, 1956 

ALLOCATED TO CHURCHES ON BASIS 
OF MEMBERSHIP 

Mem'ship of 750 and above @ Si^ Membership of 100 to 199 Cont'd. 



Greensboro 1st 
Covenant 
High Point 1st 
Burlington 1st 
Sanford 1st 



Graham 
Alamance 
Reidsville 1st 
Mebane 



Starmount 
Leaksville 1st 
Chapel Hill 
Buffalo (G) 
Asheboro 
Piedmont 
Shiloh 
Hawfields 
Bethany 



Guilford Park 
Park Avenue 
Glenwood 
Jonesboro 
Hillsboro 
Westminster 



White Hill 
St. Andrews 
Cross Roads 
East Burlington 
Bessemer 
Brentv^ood 
Bethel 
Springv^ood 
Little River 
El-Bethel 
Northside 
Buffalo (L) 
Riverview^ 



2962 $1007.08 

1044 354.96 

1131 384.54 

962 327.08 

766 260.44 



718 222.58 

662 205.22 

593 183.83 

560 173.60 



Madison 

Bethesda 

Smyrna 

Pocket 

Stony Creek 

Edgev^ood 

Yanceyville 

Greenwood 

Eno 

Pleasant Grove 
New Hope 
Meadowside 

Mem'ship of 99 



128 $ 29.44 

120 27.60 

116 26.68 

114 26.22 

111 25.53 

108 24.84 

105 24.15 

104 23.92 

104 23.92 

103 23.69 

103 23.69 

102 23.46 

and under @ 21^ 

97 20.37 

97 20.37 

93 19.53 

90 18.90 

87 18.27 

81 17.01 

79 16.59 

72 15.12 

71 14.91 

70 14.70 

66 13.86 

64 13.44 

54 11.34 

52 10.92 

49 10.29 

49 10.29 

43 9.03 

42 8.82 

41 8.61 

35 7.35 

34 7.14 

32 6.72 

31 6.51 

31 6.51 

30 6.30 

26 5.46 

24 5.04 

19 3.99 

19,118 



$5,575.43 



Membership of 300 to 499 @ 29?^ 



412 


119.48 


393 


113.97 


391 


113.39 


370 


107.30 


347 


100.63 


333 


96.57 


316 


91.64 


315 


91.35 


303 


87.87 



Membership of 200 to 299 @ 27^ 

294 79.38 

278 75.06 

271 73.17 

269 72.63 

208 56.16 

202 54.54 

Membership 100 to 199 @ 230 



194 


44.62 


193 


44.39 


190 


43.70 


179 


41.17 


173 


39.79 


173 


39.79 


160 


36.80 


159 


36.57 


154 


35.42 


154 


35.42 


148 


34.04 


135 


31.05 


129 


29.67 



Hillview 
Dogwood Acres 
Siler City 
Milton 
Broadway 
Bethlehem 
Memorial 
Pittsboro 
Mt. Vernon Spgs. 
Fairfield 
Salem 
Haywood 
Griers 
Hope View 
Euphronia 
Speedwell 
Wentworth 
Crestwood 
Red House 
Stoneville 
Gulf 
Trinity 
Oakview 
Efland 
Randolph 
Farmville 
Cumnock 
Goldston 
77 Churches 

Total Membership 

Total Amount Tax 



Membership of 500 to 749 @ 31^ 



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Dr. T. Henry Patterson, in conjunction with the 
Council's Report presented as Treasurer of Orange Presby- 
tery a statement of the current Benevolent giving by 
Orange Presbytery. This was received as information. 

The report of the Council as a whole was received as 
information and the recommendations adopted. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE 

The Rev. W. M. Baker, Chairman, presented the fol- 
lowing report of the Nominations Committee. Rev. Allen 
McSween moved that the report be amended by substituting 
the name of Rev. Reid Montgomery — at the request of 
the Men of Orange — in the place of Rev. Irving Birdseye 
to serve on the Christian Education Committee. The amend- 
ment was adopted. The report was adopted as amended. 

The Committee on Nominations wishes to submit the following 
report: 

I. Trustees: 

1. Presbytery: 

1958— Fred Carlson, T. M. Richmond 

2. Davidson College: 

1959— Ralph Holt 

3. Flora Macdonald College: 

1958— James B. Neely, F. S. Jones, W. Y. Preyer, Jr., 
H. D. Jones 

4. Glade Valley School: 

1958— John A. Kellenberger, W. C. Singletary, Ralph 
Scott, George Mason 

5. Hawfields: 

Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund — 
1956 — Clarence M. Jones 

6. Camp New Hope: 

1958 — C. P. Jones, J. T. Donnell, Lunsford Richardson, 
Jr., Clyde C. Cole, Mrs. D. H. Cashwell, R. D. Tillson 

II. Permanent Committees: 

1. The Council: 

1958— Paul Boone (E), June A. Grumpier (D) 



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2. Examination: 
A — Theology: 

1958— William M. Currie 
B — Sacraments: 

1958— W. H. Kryder 
C — Church Government: 

1958 — Vance Barron 

A. P. Dickson to take place of Charles M. Ramsay, Class 
of 1957. 

D— English Bible: 

1958— Carl Stark, Jr. ~ 

3. Commission on the Minister and His Work: 

1958— John Parks, R. D. Hughes 

4. World Mission and Overseas Relief: 

1958— John G. Parks, D. Waring Smith, (E), C. I. 
Carlson, Jr. (D) 

5. Annuities and Relief: 

1958— W. H. Andrews, William E. Singletary 

6. Church Extension: 

1958— William M. Currie, Chairman 

Kay M. Misenheimer, W. M. Watts, George Mason, 
R. E. Zimmerman 

7. Higher Education: 

1958— C. H. Reckard 

8. Christian Educaton: 

1958 — Reid Montgomery, Arthur Ross, Jr., Auburn L. 
Wright, C. R. Tickle, Mrs. James Ratchford, Mrs. 
James Hogg, Mrs. Grover Wrenn, Wesley Jennings 

9. Homes: 

1958 — K. M. Misenheimer. Charles W. Jennings, Coy 
Stack, Mrs. C. E. Kerchner 

10. General Fund Agencies: 

1958— Cecil Callis, Joe Vincent (E), Mrs. R. E. Stratford 

11. Women's Work: 

1957— C. E. Hodgin 

1958— Earnest McCall 

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On recommendation from the Committee on Higher 
Education that a Committee of five (5) be elected to study 
jointly with Winston-Salem Presbytery the matter relative 
to the future status of Glade Valley High School in light of 
the recent action of the Synod of North Carolina, meeting 
at Barium Springs, N. C, the Nominations Committee sub- 
mitted the names of the following persons to serve on this 
committee: Dr. R. eJ. McMullen, Chairman, Dr. J. H. High- 
smith, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Mr. R. D. White and Mr. C. E. 
Kerchner. The report was adopted and the aforesaid elected 
to serve. 

The following amendment to Presbytery's Manual was 
proposed by Rev. Mr. W. M. Baker: I request that the 
Manual of Orange Presbytery, relative to the Committee 
on Sessional Records, p 66, paragraph 2 be altered so as 
to read : 

This Committee shall consist of three members who 
shall act as Co-Chairmen and the Presbytery as a whole. 
The three Co-Chairmen shall elect one of their members 
to serve as Principal Chairman. The report on each 
Sessional Book shall be made by the person examining 
it on the form adopted by Presbytery. It shall be the 
duty of this Committee to review the records of the 
Sessions, and to report to the Presbytery whether or not 
they are correctly kept, and whether the actions of the 
Sessions are in accordance with the law of the Church, 
and the rules of the Presbytery. It shall be the duty of 
the three Co-Chairmen to follow up and examine any 
Session's Records which are not submitted for examina- 
tion at the Stated Meeting in which Sessional Records 
are examined, to report back to the Presbytery any dis- 
crepancies, or irregularities, and to serve in an advisory 
capacity to any Session in the keeping of proper records 
in accordance with the rules of the Presbytery. 

NOMINATIONS FOR NEXT MODERATOR 

Dr. Roy Watts was designated as a nominee for Mode- 
rator of Presbytery for the Winter Stated Meeting. 

NEW BUSINESS — MINISTERS' SALARIES 

Elder Harold E. Pugh moved that the following resolu- 
tion be adopted: 

That Orange Presbytery, in the light of its action in approving 
the increasing of salaries of Ministers in aid-receiving churches, go 
on record calling upon those churches whose minister's salary is 
below the $4,000. minimum to give very careful study to this matter 
and if possible to increase the salary to the approved minimum of 
$4,000. this calendar year, plus hospitalization and Group Insurance. 

The resolution was adopted unanimously. 



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TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

An invitation was received from the Alamance Church 
that the 373rd Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery, Jan- 
uary 19, 1956, at 2 P. M. be held there. This invitation 
was accepted by a unanimous vote. 

READING AND CORRECTING MINUTES 

The minutes of the meeting were read, corrected and 
approved. The Moderator expressed his appreciation to the 
brethren for their patience and cooperation. Dr. Chester 
Alexander expressed the appreciation of the Presbytery for 
the Moderator's able job. 

ADJOURNMENT 

It was voted that the Presbytery be adjourned to meet 
on September 12, at 2:00 P. M. in the Jonesboro Church. 
The meeting was adjourned with prayer by Dr. Roy E. 
Watts. 

Elder E. Frank Andrews, 

Moderator 

Harry E. Smith, 

Acting Permanent Clerk 

Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 

Stated Clerk 

MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
ADJOURNED MEETING 

Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, Sanford, North Carolina 
September 12, 1955 
2:20 P. M. 

The Adjourned Meeting of Orange Presbytery, Septem- 
ber 12, 2:20 p.m., was called to order by Dr. Chester Alex- 
ander, past Moderator. Rev. W. L. Foley led in prayer. 

The following were present. Ministers: Chester Alexander, C. Lin- 
wood Cheshire, Jr., W. L. Foley, Chalmers McCutchen, J. P. H. 
McNatt, David Moorefield, Guy M. Morrow, Marion Murray, T. H. 
Patterson, James Wade and John Wilson. Elders: John Dalrymple, 
Jonesboro; Roland Monroe, Edgewood; Ralph Monger, Sanford, First, 
and J. Glenn Edwards, St. Andrews. 

Rev. Eugene Alexander, Fayetteville Presbytery, was 
invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

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Rev. Chalmers McCutchen presented his resignation as 
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Sanford, to be 
effective October 1, 1955. After hearing from the church 
stating that the congregation had reluctantly concurred 
with Mr. McCutchen, Orange Presbytery accepted his res- 
ignation and joined him in the request that this pastoral 
relationship be dissolved. This request was granted by 
action of Orange Presbytery and the Stated Clerk was 
requested to send his transfer of dismissal to South Car- 
olina Presbytery with a letter of commendation. 

The Minutes were read and approved. 

The meeting was adjourned with prayer. 

Chester Alexander, 
Past Moderator 

Guy M. Morrow, 

Acting Permanent Clerk 

Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 
Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-THIRD STATED 
MEETING 

Alamance Presbyterian Church 
R. F. D. 10, Greensboro, N. C. 
January 19, 1956 

The 373rd Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery was 
called to order by the Moderator Elder E. Frank Andrews, 
at the Alamance Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m. Rev. 
M. S. Huske led in prayer. The devotional service was led 
by Dr. John A. Redhead, pastor of the retiring Moderator. 
Dr. Redhead preached the sermon using as his text Acts 
1:8, on the subject "The Power of God." 

A service of communion was conducted by Rev. J. M. 
Millard, host pastor, and Rev. J. P. H. McNatt. They were 
assisted by Elders from the Alamance Church: J. Carson 
Andrews, Dewey F. Jobe, Robert W. Smith, J. Glenn Stancil, 
Ben A. Parker, Ross M. Weatherly, W. Gilmer Phipps and 
S. F. Marsh. 

MEMORIAL TO THE REVEREND CHARLES 
EDWARD HODGIN, D. D. 

Rev. J. M. Millard then presented a memorial to the 
late Dr. C. E. Hodgin. 

Charles Edward Hodgin was born at Red Springs, N. C. Dec. 23, 
1869, of godly parents, Henry Henley Hodgin and Sarah McPhauL He 
graduated from Davidson College in the class of 1894 with a B.A. 
degree, and the same college bestowed on him the honorary degree 
of D.D. in June of 1927. Receiving his B. D. degree from Union 
Theological Seminary in Richmond in the spring of 1897, he was 
licensed to preach the Gospel by his own Fayetteville Presbytery on 
July 8 of that same year, and on October 14, of that year, he was 
ordained and installed by Pee Dee Presbytery as pastor of the 1st 
Presbyterian Church, Bennettsville, S.C. and a group of other churches 
including Red Bluff, and the Stated Supply of Clio. He served this 
group for about two years or till he was called to become the pastor 
of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, N. C. in 
1899, and he served in that capacity for 37 years or until he resigned 
in 1936, at which time he was elected Superintendent of Orange 
Presbytery's Home Missions. He served in this official capacity for 
nine years, or until he was honorably retired to make way for Orange 
Presbytery's Executive Secretary in 1945. He was also treasurer of 
Orange Presbytery from 1943 to '45. During the next two years he 
served as temporary supply to various churches of the Presbytery, 
and in 1947, during the illness of the pastor he was made an as- 



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sistant to the pastor of the 1st Presbyterian Church, who said of 
him that "he rendered a real service, making from forty to fifty 
calls a week." He came back to the same post in 1949 and continued 
the good work. He was elected moderator of the Synod of North 
Carolina, meeting in Washington, N. C. in 1924. 

During his whole ministry he was much in demand in times of 
death and great sorrow because of his sympathizing nature, and 
his kindly voice and gentle manners were a blessing to all. 

He was a diligent and faithful servant of Christ, a good pres- 
byter, a wise counselor, a true friend and a truly Christian gentleman. 

He leaves to mourn their loss, first his faithful wife, Nettie 
Murray Hodgin, whom he married in Greensboro, June 5, 1901; three 
sons, Lt. Col. Charles E. Hodgin, Jr. and Major Nelson C. Hodgin 
of the Louisville, Kentucky Military Institute, and James M. Hodgin; 
two grandchildren; one brother, John A. Hodgin; a host of friends 
and his brethren of Orange Presbytery which he served so long and 
so well. 

Now, whereas his beautiful spirit departed to be with the Lord 
in the morning of the sixth of December, 1955 at 8:30, and his body 
was laid to rest the following afternoon in the quiet beauty of Green 
Hill Cemetery, 

Therefore be it resolved, that Orange Presbytery express a 
sense of its great loss and extend to the bereaved family our heart- 
felt sorrow and sympathy by spreading upon our minutes a copy 
of this memorial, and by sending a copy to his wife, and by standing 
for a moment of silent prayer for the sorrowing family. 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was de- 
clared present: 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander W. L. Burke Burlington, First 

Louie V. Andrews Mac Faust Memorial 

W. M. Baker H. C. Simmons Crestwood 

J. E. Warren Randolph 

Vance Barron E. R. Rankin Chapel Hill 

Irving E. Birdseye L. F. York Guilford Park 

Edwin C. Brammer, Jr L. L. Holt Bessemer 

William Brown 

Ralph Buchannan John A. Wood Hawfields 

Sam S. Cappel R. A. Wilkinson Mebane 

Cecil Callis Tom Henderson Yanceyville 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr.- Harry M. Clark Park Avenue 

W. M. Currie E. Frank Andrews Greensboro, First 

Charles DeSanto A. P. Ingle— Springwood 

A. P. Dickson J. L. Brown Buffalo (G) 

J. T. Donnell W. H. Young Cross Roads 

John E. Ensign E. F. McAdams Efland 

Edwin Gates New Hope 

W. L. Foley Dixon Thomas St. Andrews 

K. E. Seymour Buffalo (L) 

J. M. Garrison Hubert Walker Covenant 

W. L. Hodgkin 

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MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

M. S. Huske Robert Barrier Westminster 

C. W. Jennings 0. C. Jones Riverview 

H. A. King M. C. Loy Shiloh 

Ray E. King C. B. Connelly Meadowside 

Wm. H. Kryder E. P. Carruthers Graham 

R. J. McMullen 

J. P. H. McNatt W. D. Diack Brentwood 

Allen C. McSween E. S. Arthur Starmount 

J. M. Millard J. C. Andrews Alamance 

K. M. Misenheimer J. R. Martin Mount Vernon Springs 

W. T. Smith Siler City 

H. Reid Montgomery K. N. Kirkman, Jr..— Glenwood 

David R. Moorefield Thomas McNair Dogwood Acres 

Guy M. Morrow John Brooks Stony Creek 

David C. Moss G. H. Holt Bethel 

M. J. Murray W. M. Holt Jonesboro 

John Parks S. W. Hill Reidsville, First 

T. Henry Patterson 

Z. T. Piepholf S. A. Florence Bethany 

J. E. Ratchford James A. Wilson.-. Madison 

C. H. Reckard C. D. Jones Hillsboro 

John A. Redhead J. T. Benjamin Greensboro, First 

C. L. Wyrick 

Robert Rock 

J. Don Skinner S. C. Lynch Northside 

Harry E. Smith 

Carl H. Stark, Jr R. A. Sumner Piedmont 

W. Taliaferro Thompson . 

Roy E. Watts J. Paul Ingle High Point, First 

W. H. Westerfield 

John C. Whitley A. L. Newman Leaksville, First 

Olin M. Whitener Francis B. Parrish.. Pocket 

J. W. Wicker.... White Hill 

John N. Wilson Colon McKenzie Edgewood 

W. R. Grey, Jr Asheboro, First 

Gabe Holmes Sanford, First 

J. E. Apple Hillview 

B. H. Benfield Haywood 

W. P. Cobb Pleasant Grove 

Churches with no elder present: Bethesda, Bethlehem, Broad- 
way, Cumnock, El Bethel, Eno, East Burlington, Euphronia, Fair- 
field, Farmville, Gilead, Goldston, Greenwood, Griers, Gulf, Hope 
View, Little River, Milton, Oak View, Pittsboro, Salem, Smyrna, 
Speedwell, Stoneville, Trinity, Wentworth. 

Dr. Roy E. Watts, nominee of Presbytery from the 
past meeting, was elected Moderator by acclamation. Rev. 
Louie V. Andrews and Rev. John Wilson were elected 
Temporary Clerks. 

Words of welcome were brought by Elder Sidney F. 
Marsh for the host church. 

The report of the Committee on Orders was received 



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and the docket was adopted with the addition of the Glade 
Valley Report which follows the report of the Committee 
on Higher Education. The election of the Nominating Com- 
mittee follows the Glade Valley Report. 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
WINTER MEETING 
THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-THIRD STATED MEETING 
January 19, 1956—2:00 P. M. 
ALAMANCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
R. F. D. 10, Greensboro, N. C. 

2:00 Presbytery called to order—. Elder E. Frank 

Andrews, Moderator. 

Devotional Service, Sermon for the Retiring 
Moderator: Dr. John A, Redhead, Jr. 
Communion 

Memorial to Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D. D. by 
Rev. J. M. Millard 

Roll Call 

Election of Moderator, Temporary Clerks 

Words of Welcome — Elder Sydney Marsh 

Report of Committee on Orders — Rev. J. M. Millard 

Introduction of Visiting Brethren 

Communications and Announcements 

Standing Committee Appointments 

Bills and Overtures 

Courtesy 

2:30 Report of Commission on the MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman 
Ministers to be received — 

Rev. Sam Cappel, Mebane Church 
Report of Study Committee on ORDERS 
Rev. Irving Birdseye, Chairman 
Amendments to the Manual 
Examination of Sessional Records 
Report of Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION— 
Rev. J. M. Garrison, Chairman 
Report of Sub-Committee on CANDIDATES— 
Rev. J. T. Donnell, Chairman 
Report of the Glade Valley Committee 
Election of the Nominating Committee 
Report of the Council — Elder E. F. Andrews — Chairman 
5:45 Recess for Supper 
7:00 Reconvene 

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Report of Committee of WORLD MISSIONS— 

Rev. Hardin King, Chairman 
Speaker: Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr., D. D., First Presbyterian 
Church, Bristol, Tenn. 
7:45 Report of NOMINATING COMMITTEE— 

Rev. W. M. Baker, Chairman 
Election of Commissioners to the General Assembly 
Report of the Extension Committee — Home Missions 

Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman 
Unfinished Business 
New Business 

Time and Place of Next Meeting 
Reading and Correcting Minutes 
Adjournment 

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ALAMANCE PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

The following brief history was printed and attached 
to the docket: 

BRIEF HISTORY OF ALAMANCE CHURCH 

The present Sanctuary, completed and furnished, costing some- 
thing less than $150,000 is the fifth church building erected on this 
hill that was consecrated and dedicated to the preaching of the Gospel 
(as long as time shall last) by the early settlers in this area who 
came from Pennsylvania. The first building was of logs and was 
erected in 1762, or 194 years ago, two years before it was dedicated 
and the church was organized. The Church was under the jurisdiction 
of the Synod of New York and Philadelphia until 1788 when the 
General Assembly was organized and the Synod of the Carolinas set 
up. The Presbytery of Hanover embraced the whole South until 
1770 when Orange Presbytery was formed, embracing half of North 
Carolina. Alamance was in the center and entertained that Presby- 
tery nine times in the thirteen years from 1798-1811. The Synod of 
North Carolina was organized here October 7, 1813, on the spot where 
the marker stands, in the second or "The Old Yellow Church." Great 
revival meetings were held in that old building. The third building 
was of inferior brick, just in front of the present Manse, and was in 
use only 30 years, 1844-1874, when the former sanctuary which stood 
on this spot was finished. The present building was started in May, 
1954, and we had our first service in it the last Sunday in May, 1955. 
The Church has had 14 pastors and ten supplies in its 194 years. 
It has sent 41 men into the ministry and three daughters into the 
mission work abroad. Its present active membership is 685. 

VISITING BRETHREN 

By action of the Presbytery Rev. Sam Cappel, Holston 
Presbytery, was invited to sit as a visiting brother. A 
number of newly elected elders who were attending Presby- 
tery for the first time were introduced. 



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COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were referred and dis- 
posed of in the following manner indicated: 

1. Commission Report on the installations of Rev. Kay Misen- 
heimer was received and committed to record. 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL THE REVEREND 
KAY M. MISENHEIMER IN THE MOUNT VERNON 
SPRINGS AND THE SILER CITY CHURCHES 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presby- 
tery, met at Mt. Vernon Springs Church October 9, 1955 at 9:30 a.m. 
and was opened with prayer by Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. Mem- 
bers present: C. H. Reckard, C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Dr. T. Henry 
Patterson, Ministers, and R. D. Hughes and W. T. Smith, Ruling 
Elders. A quorum was present. Elder W. T. Smith was elected clerk. 
Rev. T. H. Patterson presided in the Worship service. Rev. C. H. 
Reckard preached the sermon. Text Acts 19:17. Rev. T. H. Patterson 
recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the con- 
stitutional questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These 
being answered in the affirmative, Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer was 
installed as Pastor of the Mt. Vernon Springs Church, according to 
Paragraphs 136 to 140, Book of Church Order. Rev. C. Linwood 
Cheshire, Jr., delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder R. D. 
Hughes to the Congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by 
the newly installed Minister, and the leaders of the Congregation 
came forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their 
cordial reception and affectionate regard." 

The Commission recessed with the Benediction by the Rev. 
Kay M. Misenheimer to meet at Siler City Church with members 
present as above and was opened with prayer by the Rev. T. Henry 
Patterson who presided in the Worship service. The Rev. C. Linwood 
Cheshire, Jr., preached the sermon. Text Mark 10:35-45. The pre- 
siding chairman recited the proceedings of Presbytery and pro- 
pounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and Congrega- 
tion. These being answered in the affirmative, the Rev. Kay M. Misen- 
heimer was installed as Pastor of Siler City Church, agreeable to the 
Word of God and the Book of Church Order. 

The Rev. C. H. Reckard delivered the charge to the Pastor and 
the Elder R. D. Hughes to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the benediction pronounced 
by the newly installed Pastor, and the leaders of the congregation 
came forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial 
reception and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission ad- 
journed with prayer by the Elder R. D. Hughes. 

T. Henry Patterson, 

Moderator 

W. T. Smith, Clerk 



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2. Excuses for not attending this meeting were received from 
and permission granted for: Dr. L. L. Bullock, Rev. Douglas Harper, 
Rev. Carl May, Rev. James Wade. 

3. Mr. William Morrison, candidate, requested that he be trans- 
ferred to East Mississippi Presbytery. He states that he will be 
ordained by that Presbytery within whose bounds he is now laboring 
as Student Supply at the DeKalb Presbyterian Church, DeKalb, 
Mississippi. Request granted and the Stated Clerk instructed to send 
the necessary certificate of transfer. 

4. Dr. Leslie Bullock, professor of Bible at Flora Macdonald Col- 
lege, Red Springs, N. C, wrote relative to the availability of senior 
class students for work in the churches of Orange Presbytery who 
are pursuing the course that will qualify them as Associates in 
Christian Education. He mentioned the availability also of a number 
of Junior Class students who desire summer work in the above 
mentioned capacity. Received as information. 

5. From the Office of the General Assembly: 

a. Dr. Vernon S. Broyles, Jr., chairman. Ad Interim Committee 
on Revision of Book of Church Order, relative to any pro- 
posed changes in the B. O. C. 0. which members of Orange 
Presbytery might have should be sent to him as soon as 
possible. Received as information. 

b. Relative to Time and Place of the 1957 meeting of the 
General Assembly. Received as information. 

6. Relative to change of terms in calls of the following ministers, 
specifically salary: 

; a. From Elder C. D. Jones, Clerk of Session of the Hillsboro 

Church, relative to raising salary of the Rev. C. H. Reckard 
from $4,000.00 to $4,300.00. 

b. From Elder W. H. Young, Clerk of congregational meeting 
of Cross Roads Church relative to raising salary of Rev. 
J. T. Donnell from $3,600.00 to $4,000.00. 

c. From Elder John A. Wood of the Hawfields Church, relative 
to raising salary of Rev. Ralph Buchannan from $3,900.00 
to $4,200.00. 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK 

January 19, 1956 

The Stated Clerk wishes to thank the Ministers and Clerks of 
Sessions for making a real effort in sending in their reports on time. 
On the whole the reports reflected a zeal for completeness. 

As of this meeting of Presbytery there are 66 ministers on the 
roll of Presbytery. There are 77 churches. One church, not included in 
the seventy-seven and considered inactive last year, Gilead, was 
dissolved on September 8, 1955. Presbytery reports that there are 
now 23 candidates and one licentiate. 

Orange Presbytery licensed two men to preach the gospel. One 
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pastoral dissolutions. There were two deaths. Dr. R. Murphy Wil- 
liams, Sr., was called to his heavenly reward on March 27, 1955, at 
the age of eighty-seven. Dr. Charles E. Hodgin passed away into 
the presence of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on December 6, 
1955, at the age of eighty-six. 

The Stated Clerk notes with joy that the statistics show net 
gains in every section of Presbytery's Statistical Report to the Gen- 
eral Assembly of 1956 — Officers, Communicants, Baptisms, Sunday 
School Enrollment, Benevolence Funds Contributed, Current Ex- 
penses — with the exception of Building Receipts. A comparison of 
the following total statistics should prove interesting and we hope 
helpful: 



es 


ders 


?acons 


ided 
I Prof. 


ided by 
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1954 


632 


810 


518 


908 ^ 


J19,119 


17,053 


1955 


644 


823 


643 


1116 


19,853 


17,756 




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Bern 




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Bapl 


1954 


$335,385 




$736,003 


$457,639 


323 


410 


1955 


387,649 




754,174 


411,484 


419 


462 



Statistics do not always reflect the faithful and untiring work 
done by many of God's ministers and people, but we think it fitting 
to be encouraged by the above statistical record. The trends denote 
growth. That is the right direction. May God grant us grace to 
enlarge our horizons. 

7. Dr. R. J. McMullen, chairman of the committee to study the 
Glade Valley situation requesting a place on the docket to present 
the report of his committee. Request was granted and the report 
placed on the docket for twenty minutes following the Report of 
the Committee on Higher Education. 

8. Dr. Harold J. Dudley, General Secretary for the Synod of 
N. C, informed the Presbytery relative to the change of date for the 
1956 meeting of the Synod of North Carolina to meet at Flora Mac- 
donald College, Red Springs, N. C, from July 10-12, to July 17-19. 
Received as information. 

9. A Certificate of Transfer for Rev. Sam Cappel, Presbytery of 
Holston, was acknowledged as being received. Referred to the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work. 



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PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE COVENANT INVITES 
PRESBYTERY FOR JANUARY 1957 MEETING 

10. The following invitation for Presbytery to meet with them 
during the January meting in 1957, was received from the Presby- 
terian Church of the Covenant: 

"Whereas the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant will enter 
on its FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION during 
the year beginning May 18th, 1956, the Presbytery of Orange 
is invited to meet in the Church of the Covenant for its 
Stated Meeting in January of 1957." The invitation was ac- 
cepted by action of Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS— TEMPORARY 
COMMITTEES 

The moderator announced the following committee 
appointments: Committee on Bills and Overtures — Rev. 
John Parks, Rev. Reid Montgomery, Elder Hubert Walker. 
Committee on Courtesy — Rev. E. C. Brammer, Elder W. D. 
Diack, and Elder E. S. Arthur. 

REQUESTS FOR PASTORAL DISSOLUTION 

Rev. C. Wesley Jennings requested a dissolution of his 
pastoral relationship with the Smyrna, Wentworth and 
Hillview Churches so that he might accept the call to the 
Riverview Church. Rev. Louie V. Andrews requested a dis- 
solution of his pastoral relationship with the Hopeview 
Church so that he might become the full time minister to 
the Memorial Church with which the aforesaid church is 
related as a field of labor. These churches concurred with 
the above requests. These requests were also granted by 
action of Orange Presbytery. 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE 
MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Rev. John C. Whitley, chairman, presented the report 
of the Commission on the Minister and His work. The 
report was adopted. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work examined the 
calls of three churches for pastoral services as follows: 

1. The Mebane Presbyterian Church extended a call to the Rev. 
Sam S. Cappel with the following stipulations: an annual 
salary of $5,000.00; free use of manse; regular participation 
in the Ministers' Annuity Fund; an annual vacation of one 
month; an annual automobile allowance of $400.00; lights, 
fuel, water and telephone for the manse, participation in 
the Group Hospitalization and Term Life Insurance Plan of 
the Presbyterian Church, U. S. Moving expenses were also 
paid. 

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2. The Riverview Presbyterian Church extended a call to the 
Rev. Wesley Jennings with the following stipulations: an 
annual salary of $2400.00 with the understanding that the 
Extension Committee would pay an annual sum of $1800.00, 
making the total salary $4200.00; free use of manse; regular 
participation in the Ministers' Annuity Fund; and an annual 
vacation of one month. 

The commission recommends to Presbytery that the calls be 
found in order and that pending the examination of Mr. Cappel his 
call be placed in his hands and that the call to Mr. Jennings be placed 
in his hand (there being no need of a further examination of him 
since he is already in our Presbytery and has already been examined 
by this court). 

3. Request of Memorial Church to change terms of call of Rev. 
Louie V. Andrews from $1,200.00 to $4,000.00, thus severing 
its relationship with the Hopeview Church with which it is 
related as a field of labor and thereby becoming a self-sup- 
porting church. 

REV. SAMUEL S. CAPPEL EXAMINED 

On recommendation of the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work Rev. Samuel S. Cappel was examined in 
Experimental Religion by the moderator. Rev. W. M. 
Currie examined Mr. Cappel on his views in theology, Rev. 
W. H. Kryder on Sacraments, and Rev. Vance Barron on 
Church Government. The examination was sustained in its 
several parts and as a whole. By action of Presbytery Mr. 
Cappel was accepted and enrolled as a member of Orange 
Presbytery. He accepted the call which was placed in his 
hand. 

REPORT OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE 
ON ORDERS 

The report of the Study Committee on Order was pre- 
sented by Rev. Irving E. Birdseye. The report was adopted 
by two-thirds vote of the Presbytery in accordance with 
paragraph 51, p. 89 of the Manual of Orange Presbytery 
relative to amending the Manual. 

The Study Committee on Orders, which was appointed by the 
Moderator, would make the following report to the Presbytery in the 
form of several concrete recommendations. It was our understanding 
that it was our task to advise the Presbytery as to means that would 
expedite its meetings without infringing upon its powers or responsi- 
bilities. We wish to submit these recommendations to you at this 
time and to be voted upon at this Stated Meeting: 

1. That the service of Holy Communion be held at the adjourned 
meetings as the devotional service in a period not to exceed 30 
minutes and that the Lord's S u p pe r not be held at the Stated 
Meetings. 

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2. That the Manual, page 55, paragraph entitled "Moderator" 
be so amended as to read, beginning at the 6th sentence: "He shall 
preach the opening sermon at the next stated meeting after he as- 
sumes office or has the privilege of requesting a candidate for 
licensure, if there be one, to preach the sermon in his stead." 

3. That the Manual be amended to provide for a Committee on 
Worship composed of one member elected by the Presbytery at the 
Winter meeting for a term of 3 years. He shall work with the 
Moderator, the Stated Clerk, and the host pastor of each meeting of 
Presbytery in their turn. It shall be his particular duty to see that 
new members of Presbytery are used in the capacity of conducting 
its devotional services. 

4. That the custom be established that any visiting brethren 
be introduced from their seats and that they not be brought forward. 
The Moderator then shall ask that "all those in favor of inviting 
these brethren to sit as visiting brethren please indicate the same 
by saying "aye". Following this, laymen and laywomen will be 
recognized. 

5. Amendment be made to the Manual, page 76, paragraph 3, to 
include the Committee on Higher Education (candidates) after the 
Committee on Examinations, and thereby delete all references to 
candidates throughout the agenda of the several meetings as out- 
lined on pages 75-76. 

6. That the Manual be amended on page 63, item 9, to include 
the minutes of the General Assembly as well as those of the Synod 
and the Presbytery. 

7. That all Permanent and Special Committees be urged to bring 
their reports to the Presbytery in such brief form as to enlighten 
while covering their responsibilities in as succinct a manner as 
possible. To this end, that the Committees consider carefully mimeo- 
graphing their reports for distribution and only read to the Presby- 
tery their recommendations. 

8. That a special committee be appointed with a view to pre- 
paring a supplement to the Manual with all corrections and amend- 
ments included. This supplement to be prepared for distribution in 
1956. 

9. That the Manual, page 75, General Policies, 1, be amended so 
as to name the regular meetings of the Presbytery as being held on 
the third Thursday of the months of April, June, and January, and 
on the second Thursday of September. 

Charles Perry, Chairman 
C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 
T. Henry Patterson 
E. Frank Andrews 
1. E. Birdseye 



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AMENDMENTS TO THE MANUAL OF ORANGE 
PRESBYTERY 

In accordance with the Manual of Orange Presbytery, 
paragraph 51, p. 89, the following requests were made at 
the Fall Adjourned Meeting of Orange Presbytery, Septem- 
ber 8, 1955, that the Manual be amended as follows: 

1. Re.: Orange Presbytery's Council Report — Part 1, Miscel- 
laneous Recommendations, item 2 — "It is recommended that the 
Council be composed of the Chairmen of the Permanent Committees 
as named in the Manual or another member of said committee ap- 
pointed by the chairman to serve in his place." (This will alter 
paragraph two under COUNCIL, p. 61.) 

2. Re.: Nominations Committee, chairman Rev. W. M. Baker: 

"I request that the Manual of Orange Presbytery relative to the 
Committee on Sessional Records, p. 66, paragraph 2 be altered so as 
to read: This Committee shall consist of three members who shall act 
as Co-Chairmen and the Presbytery as a whole. The three Co-Chair- 
men shall elect one of their members to serve as Principal Chair- 
man. The report on each Sessional Book shall be made by the person 
examining it on the form adopted by Presbytery. It shall be the 
duty of this Committee to review the records of the Sessions, and to 
report to the Presbytery whether or not they are correctly kept, and 
whether the actions of the Sessions are in accordance with the law 
of the Church, and the rules of the Presbytery. It shall be the duty 
of the three Co-Chairmen to follow up and examine any Session's 
Records which are not submitted for examination at the Stated 
Meeting in which Sessional Records are examined, to report back to 
the Presbytery any discrepancies, or irregularities, and to serve in 
an advisory capacity to any Session in the keeping of proper records 
in accordance with the rules of Presbytery." 

The proposed amendments were adopted by two-thirds 
vote of the Presbytery. 

ELECTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL 
RECORDS 

Presbytery elected Elders R. D. White, Harry M. 
Clark and Rev. J. P. H. McNatt Co-Chairmen of the Com- 
mittee on Sessional Records. 

EXAMINATION OF SESSIONAL RECORDS 

By action of Presbytery it declared itself a committee 
of the whole for the purpose of examining Sessional Rec- 
ords. Under the direction of its newly appointed committee 
on Sessional Records this part of the business of Presbytery 
was undertaken. Rev. J. P. H. McNatt made the following 
report for the Committee: which was adopted. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SESSION RECORDS 

Books of the following churches were not found for examination: 

Bethlehem Gulf Salem 

Broadway Haywood Sanford, First 

Cumnock Little River Smyrna 

El Bethel Oak View Speedwell 

Farmville Pittsboro Trinity 

Gilead Wentworth 
Goldston 

The following Books were found with exceptions: 

No Session's Certified Report: Mt. Vernon Springs. 

Deacon's Minutes apparently not reviewed by Session: Shiloh. 

Minutes do not show that all meetings were opened and closed 
with prayer: Starmount: Apr. 24, 1955; Sept. 30, 25; Nov. 13; Dec. 
11; Dogwood Acres: Page 40. 

Session appears to have performed function of Deacons: Dog- 
wood Acres: Pages 28, 36 and 39. 

No Statistical Report recorded in Session Book: Edgewood, 
Greensboro, First. 

Name of Church not on outside of Book: Chapel Hill, Greensboro, 
First. 

Minutes not always read and approved: Eno. 

Session Book contains matter other than Minutes: East Bur- 
lington. 

(The above are the exceptions which were turned over to the 
Committee.) 

R. D. White 

J. P. H. McNatt 

Harry Clark 

COMMITTEE ELECTED TO PREPARE SUPPLEMENT 

TO MANUAL 

The following were elected as a Committee to prepare 
a supplement to the Manual : Rev. Irving E. Birdseye, chair- 
man, Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Dr. T. Henry Patterson, 
Rev. Vance Barron and Elder E. Frank Andrews. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
HIGHER EDUCATION 

Dr. J. M. Garrison, chairman, presented the report 
of the Committee on Higher Education. The report was 
received as information and the following recommendations 
adopted by action of Presbytery : 



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Whereas the year 1956 has been designated by the General 
Assembly for a year-long emphasis on Christian Higher Education, 
we recommend: 

1. That every church observe National Christian College Day, 
April 15, 1956, and that every pastor be urged to preach on the 
importance of Christian Higher Education on that day. 

2. That each church conduct a study group of the book "Church 
and Campus," prepared for special use during 1956, and that in 
addition individual reading by adults and young people be en- 
couraged. 

3. That whereas the Synod of N. C. in connection with the 
General Assembly emphasis will conduct a capital funds campaign 
during 1956 for the New Consolidated College and the Campus 
Christian Life programs in the synod, that a program on Christian 
Higher Education be placed on the docket for the spring meeting of 
Presbytery. 

4. That whereas the Presbytery of Orange has the largest stake 
in the Campus Christian Life phase of this campaign in connection 
with the work at Chapel Hill that the Presbytery exert all out effort 
to support the campaign effort in the fullest manner. 

5. That in anticipation of the forthcoming campaign for 
Christian Higher Education, that various church groups, men and 
women's organizations, family night programs feature this work in 
one of their programs. 

6. That the Committee of Christian Higher Education be autho- 
rized to formulate a speakers bureau for the purpose of furnishing 
churches with a list of resource persons in this field. 

7. That the Presbytery engaged in a brief period of prayer for 
Christian Education in the light of the effort before us and the 
crucial importance of this work at this time. 

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON 
GLADE VALLEY SCHOOL 

Dr. R. J. McMullen, chairman, presented the report of 
the Special Committee on Glade Valley School. His report 
was received as information and the recommendations 
adopted as follows: 

Your committee therefore recommends that the Presbyteries of 
Orange and Winston-Salem instruct the Board of Trustees of Glade 
Valley School as follows: 

1. to continue the work at Glade Valley if ways and means can 
be found to finance the same; 

2. to give very serious consideration to the transfer to the state 
at the earliest feasible time, preferably before the time the Synod's 
subsidy ceases, the responsibility for the formal education of those 
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3. to consider the development of the Glade Valley facilities for 
summer conferences. 

Respectfully submitted, 
The Special Committees of 
Orange and Winston-Salem 
. Presbyteries 

Graham C. McChesney, 

Chairman 

report; the observations and recommendations were adopted unan- 
imously by the committee.) 

Commendation was expressed by members of Presby- 
tery for the devoted work of this committee. 

RECESS FOR SUPPER 

The motion made to stand adjourned until 6:30 p. m. 
was adopted. Presbytery recessed for supper with prayer 
being led by Rev. Charles DeSanto. 

EVENING SESSION 

The meeting of Orange Presbytery was reconvened 
after it was led in prayer by Rev. William Brown. 

REPORT OF THE INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE 

Rev. Reid Montgomery, chairman, presented the fol- 
lowing report of the Installations Committee relative to the 
installations of Rev. Samuel S. Cappel and Rev. C. Wesley 
Jennings : 

(1) Commission to install Rev. Samuel S. Cappel at the Mebane 
Church, February 5, 1956, at 7:30 p. m. Dr. T. Henry Patter- 
son to preside and propound the constitutional questions; 
Rev. John Parks to preach the sermon; Elder Paul Hastings 
to charge the congregation; Rev. J. D. Skinner to charge the 
pastor; Rev. Ralph Buchanan to offer prayer and be the 
alternate minister and Elder Clarence Jones to be the alter- 
nate elder. 

(2) Commission to install Rev. C. Wesley Jennings at the River- 
view Church, January 29, 1956, at 7:00 p. m. Rev, Frank 
Jones to preside and propound the constitutional questions; 
Rev. J. E. Ratchford to preach the sermon, Elder C. T. 
McNary to charge the congregation; Rev, John C. Whitley 
to charge the pastor and offer prayer and Rev. William 
Brown to serve as alternate minister. 

This report as presented by Mr. Montgomery was 
adopted. 

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THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON WORLD 
MISSIONS 

Rev. Hardin King, presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on World Missions. He introduced Dr. Thomas A. 
Fry, minister of the First Presbyterian Church, Bristol, 
Tennessee, as the speaker for this occasion. Dr. Fry told in 
a most interesting and gripping fashion of his sojourn in 
our mission fields in Mexico accompanied by a group of the 
young people from the First Church, Bristol, Tennessee. 
This part of the report was received as information. The 
following recommendations were adopted. Following their 
adoption Presbytery stood in appreciation of gratitude to 
Dr. Fry and was led in prayer by Dr. R. J. McMullen. 
Recommendations : 

1. That pastors and Sessions, seek through suitable means, such 
as schools of missions, special study courses, special pro- 
grams, and mission speakers where possible, to keep their 
people informed about our World Mission work throughout 
the year. 

2. That capable young men and women in the local churches be 
sought out and challenged to hear the call of God to dedicate 
themselves to World Mission work. 

3. That each church contribute its full quota of Presbytery's 
askings for World Missions through the central treasurer. 

4. That churches when possible for them to do so, be encouraged 
to adopt special projects over and above their quotas, such as 
the full or partial support of individual missionaries, local 
evangelist, special needs. 

5. That the Week of Prayer and Self-denial be observed February 
26-March 4, and that our people be given the opportunity to 
make special contributions to World Missions. 

6. That a special offering be taken in each church, where pos- 
sible, at Easter for the program of Overseas Relief and 
Inter Church Aid which is administered by our World Mission 
Board. 

REPORT OF PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

The report of Presbytery's Council was made by Rev. 
Z. T. Piephoff. The report, its recommendations and the 
inclusion that Presbytery appoint a Commission to organize 
the Morningside Chapel, Sanford, into a church was adopted. 
Members of the Commission are as follows : All Elders of the 
First Church, Sanford, with E. M. Underwood, chairman, 
and the following ministers. Rev. W. L. Foley, Dr. T. Henry 
Patterson, Rev. John Wilson and Rev. Marion J. Murray. 



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REPORT OF PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL TO ORANGE 
PRESBYTERY STATED WINTER MEETING, 
JANUARY 19, 1956 
ALAMANCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Your Council would report with deep gratitude increased gifts 
from our Churches for the Benevolent Causes in the year 1955, over 
the receipts for the previous year [Last year (1954) we received 83.5% 
of the total Askings and this year (1955) 88.8% of the Askings for 
Benevolences]. 

Total receipts for Benevolences— 1955 $301,754.94 

and Presbytery's Operating Fund — 

Total receipts for Benevolences— 1954 239,316.92 

This total amount has been received and disbursed as reports 
from the Treasurer will show. Presbytery's Expense account (Tax 
Fund). This account is in better shape this year, with all bills paid 
and a small balance. Every Church, except one, has paid its Tax for 
the year 1955. Financial reports on each fund handled by Presby- 
tery's Treasurer have been mimeographed and ready for distribution, 
and will be presented by the Treasurer. (1) Regular Benevolences, 
(2) Presbytery's Operating Expense Account, (3) Office of Orange 
Presbytery; (4) Committee on Christian Education — Orange Presby- 
tery; (5) Trustees Camp New Hope. 

Your Council would urge that all of our Churches enter whole 
heartedly in the promotion of this year's emphasis of the Forward 
with Christ Movement, "CHRISTIAN FAMILY LIFE". Suggestions 
and helps on this important phase of our Church's life can be secured 
from the Board of Education, Richmond, Va. We would like to 
suggest the following three books for reading and studying, "Beside 
the Hearthstone" — Dr. Lapsley, "Restoring Family Life" — Dr. True- 
blood; and the book soon to come off the press, "Adventuring in 
Love" — Dr. W. T. Thompson. While our Churches are stressing 
Christian Family Life, we would urge that the other parts of the 
program; namely: World Missions, Church Extension, Christian 
Stewardship and Christian Education, not be neglected. 

Your Council would present two brief recommendations: 

FIRST: A petition has been presented to the Council by the 
membership of the Morningside Chapel, sponsored by the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Sanford, N. C, requesting that they be organized 
into a duly Constituted Church. This petition is signed by 73 persons. 
Your Council recommends that the petition be granted and that a 
Commission be appointed to organize this Chapel as a Church on 
Sunday evening, January 29, 1956, 7:30 P. M. 

SECOND: At the request of the Finance Committee of the Board 
of Trustees of Camp New Hope, your Council recommends that the 
percentage for the Cause of Christian Education and Camp New 
Hope, as adopted by Presbytery in its report of September 8, 1955 be 
separated in 1956 as follows: 

Trustees Camp New Hope 2.360% — yielding — $8,702. 

Committee on Christian Education .786% — yielding — 2,898. 



3.146% $11,600. 

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The Council approved this request and is bringing it as a 
recommendation to Presbytery, in order to enable the Trustees to 
borrow the amount of $30,000.00, as directed by Orange Presbytery 
for the purpose of building a new swimming pool at Camp New Hope 
and to meet the regular payments as required by the lending Agency. 
The Trustees of Orange Presbytery, who will give Deed of Trust, 
propose to borrow $30,000., same to be repaid within a five year 
period in quarterly amounts of $1,500.00, or $6,000.00 per year plus 
interest at the rate of five per cent (5%) per annum. 

PETITION TO ORANGE PRESBYTERY TO ORGANIZE 
MORNINGSIDE CHAPEL, SANFORD. 

We the undersigned desire to be organized as a Church, and 
we respectfully petition Orange Presbytery to appoint a Commission 
to organize us as a duly constituted Church to be known as the 
Morningside Presbyterian Church; a part of and under the jurisdic- 
tion of Orange Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States. 

Signed: 

Edward L. Quillin 
Duncan Godfrey 
Mrs. Duncan Godfrey 
Mrs. Harry Laubscher 
Brenda Laubscher 
H. L. Laubscher 
Mrs. Betty F. Foushee 
Alonzo Womack 
Mrs. Alonzo Womack 
Jack Mason 
Walter Tysinger 
Mrs. J. Ralph Smith 
Miss Jeanette Godfrey 
Mrs. C. E. Bennett 
Mrs. William M. Hamilton 
William Clarence Cox 
Mrs. J. E. Trueworthy 
Mrs. O. E. Womack 
Mrs. Emma Wicker 
N. C. Rogers 
Mrs. N. C. Rogers 
Arthur K. Stevens 
Mrs. Arthur K. Stevens 
Waylon Angel 
Jerry A. Rhodes 
Steve Max Kelly 
Larry Tysinger 
J. E. Gunter 
Mrs. J. E. Gunter 
Jesse W. Yow 
Mrs. Clee Pierce 
Clee Pierce 
Charles T. Houck 
Betty Jean MacDonald 
Mrs. Arnold Johnson 
Arnold Johnson 
R. L. Champion 

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Mrs. R. L. Autry 
R. L. Autry 
Patsy Autry 
Joyce Autry 
Mrs. James Haire 
James Haire 
Becky Yarborough 
Mrs. J. C. Perry 
J. C. Perry 
Mary Spivey 
Alfred Mason 
Jean Bennett 
Hilda Bennett 
Addie Lou Johnson 
Sylvia Lynn Womble 
Carolyn Louise Atkins 
L. R. Harris 
Mrs. Clara Harris 
Mrs. G. F. Atkins 
Ethel R. Quillin 
Mrs. Nova Champion 
Mrs. W. E. Cooper 
Mrs. William Hancock 
W. A. Fetner 
W. N. Fields 
Mrs. W. N. Fields 
Mrs. Roland Hilliard 
Roland Hilliard 
Mrs. Graham Atkins 
Graham Atkins 
Carl Marion Bennett 
Jimmie Neil Womble 
Roland M. Riddle 
Mrs. Roland M. Riddle 
Sally Johnson 
Mrs. Elizabeth Rouse 



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Dr. T. Henry Patterson presented his report as treas- 
urer for Orange Presbytery. The report was received as 
information. 

REPORT OF THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE 

Rev. W. M. Baker, chairman, presented the report of 
the Nominations Committee. Nominations were made from 
the floor for members of the Nominations Committee, Class 
of 1958. The following were elected by ballot: Rev. Ralph 
Buchanan, chairman. Rev. M. S. Huske and Elder D. J. 
Walker, Burlington. Presbytery then proceeded with the 
election of Commissioners to the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church in the United States meeting in the 
Auditorium at Montreat, North Carolina, May 31, 1956, at 
7:30 p. m. The following were elected by ballot: 

Ministers, Principals: 1. Dr. W. T. Thompson, 2. Dr. Roy Watts, 
3. Rev. Hardin King, 4. Rev. M. S. Huske, 5. Rev. Charles DeSanto. 

Ministers, Alternates: 1. Rev. Kay Misenheimer, 2. Dr. R. J. 
McMullen, 3. Rev. J. E. Ratchford, 4. Rev. Joseph Flora, 5. Rev. 
Robert Rock. 

Ruling Elders, Principals: 1. T. M. Richmond, 2. W. H. Sul- 
livan, 3. T. H. Whitley, 4. Wilson Efland, 5. M. C. Loy. 

Ruling Elders, Alternates: 1. C. F. Smith, 2. H. C. Simmons, 
3. S. A. Florence, 4. W. B. Mayhew, 5. C. H. Donnell. 

The Stated Clerk called Presbytery's attention to the fact that 
the alternates succeed principals according to number beginning with 
number one. 

THE REPORT OF THE EXTENSION COMMITTEE 

Rev. W. M. Currie, chairman, presented the report of 
the Extension Committee. The report as read was adopted 
as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY— JANUARY 19, 1956 

Your Committee on Church Extension would submit with deep 
gratitude the following report: 

We are especially grateful for the increased gifts to this Cause. 
Our Churches have increased their gifts this year approximately 
$10,000.00 over the year 1954. The receipts were $50,619.11 for 1954 
while in the Church Year 1955 we received $60,242.80. This has en- 
abled us to expand in our work and assist many worthy projects. We 
have assisted Churches in paying Pastor's salaries in the amount of 
approximately $22,000.00 and have spent in Building projects the 
amount of $38,976.65. 



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We would like to list a few of the oustanding building projects 
which we have given assistance to during the Church year closing 
as of January 10th, 1956. 



New Manse at Northside Church $ 4,000.00 

New Manse at Crestwood 1,500.00 

Trinity Church, Educational Bldg 2,000.00 

Griers Educational Building 500.00 

Joyce Chapel Educational Building 750.00 

Morningside Chapel, Sanford 1,250.00 

New Hope Church on new Church Plant ___ 5,000.00 

Bethany Church Educational Unit 10,000.00 

Guilford Park Church 5,000.00 

Park Avenue 2,500.00 

Memorial Church, challenge fund 1,500.00 

Randolph Challenge Fund on Edc. Bldg-- 1,000.00 

Hope View Challenge fund on Edc. Bldg. 1,000.00 
Dogwood Acres Challenge Fund on 

Edc. Bldg 1,000.00 



For the year 1956 your Committee has adopted a completely new 
plan of Allocations to Aid-receiving Churches. This plan is presented 
in full on the next page. This New Plan has been received in splendid 
spirit by all of our Aid-receiving Churches. Each one has given full 
cooperation to your Committee. Six Churches are coming to full self- 
support and many other churches have requested less assistance in 
1956 than they received in 1955. 

Your Committee presents the New Plan in full, asking that 
Presbytery make it a part of its permanent records, if it sees fit 
to do so. 

NEW PLAN FOR ALLOCATION OF FUNDS TO AID-RECEIVING 
CHURCHES BY COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 
OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY CHURCH YEAR 1956 

THE PLAN SIMPLY STATED: 

Rather than sending monthly check to the Minister, which has 
been the practice for many years, the Committee on Church Ex- 
tension proposes to pay directly to the Current Expense Treasurer of 
each Aid-receiving Church. This payment will be made the first of 
each quarter. The Church will be responsible for meeting its Pastor's 
Salary in full, as well as the 71/2% of his Annuity and all other 
church expenses. 

This plan is dependent upon the following understanding and 
agreement between the aid-receiving churches and the Committee on 
Church Extension. 

(1) Each Church will carefully prepare a Church Budget for 
the year 1956 and send a copy of same to the Committee on 
Church Extension when requesting assistance. 

(2) The Church pledges itself to prayerfully plan and execute 
an Every Member Canvass and after weighing carefully 
the expected income from all sources, make application, on 
blank provided by the Committee, for the amount the Church 
will need in carrying out its full program for the year. 



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(3) The Officers of the Church pledge themselves to see that 
careful records are kept and at least semi-annually (pre- 
ferably quarterly) a report of receipts, disbursements, and 
balance, is made to the congregation. 

(4) At the close of the Church Year, the Officers of the Church 
will send the Annual report made to the congregation, to 
the Committee on Church Extension. 

(5) The Officers of the Church will be careful to inform the 
congregation of this procedure and the amount requested 
from the Committee on Church Extension of Orange Pres- 
bytery. 

(6) Each Church is urged to reduce its askings from the Com- 
mittee from year to year, looking towards full self-support; 
and if the Askings is increased the Officers of the Church 
will give a full explanation to the Committee as to why the 
increase is necessary. 

This new Plan grew out of the Conference on Church Extension 
of the General Assembly held in Montreat in August, 1955, and was 
recommended to all Presbyteries by the Home Mission Association. 
We believe it gives dignity to the Minister and the Church, and places 
the responsibility on the Officers and congregation of each local 
Church for planning and carrying through the business end of the 
Church in a prayerful and business-like manner. 

We trust that it will be received in a full spirit of cooperation and 
and mutual understanding. It is not the desire of the Committee to 
probe into the financial life of the individual Church, BUT to assist 
the Church in carrying on the business part of its life in a careful 
and well planned way. 

Your Special Committee on Allocations to fields and churches 
receiving aid from the Committee on Church Extension of Orange 
Presbytery would submit the following report: 

FIRST: We are happy to inform the Committee that the fol- 
lowing Churches and groups have notified us that they are asking 
no aid from the Committee on Church Extension for the Year 1956, 
but are expecting to be fully self-supporting: 

(1) White Hill, Pocket-Euphronia, Rev. Olin M. Whitener, Pastor 

(2) Salem Church Rev. Robert Rock, Pastor 

(3) Speedwell Church Rev. Wm. Brown, Pastor 

(4) Pleasant Grove Church Rev. Carl May, Pastor 

SECOND: Requests have come from all the following Churches, 
and groups of Churches, asking aid in paying salary of Minister and 
promoting full Church Programs. These requests are accompanied by 
financial report of Church for 1955 and Church Budget for 1956: 



CHURCH 
Brentwood 



ALLOCATION-1956 



$ 200.00 
. 1,720.00 
. 800.00 
. 1,800.00 
. 980.00 



Dogwood Acres 
East Burlington 



Edgewood 
Griers 



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Memorial 1,200.00 

Hope View 

Meadowside 1,800.00 

Milton-Red House 1,000.00 

Pittsboro 300.00 

Siler City 600.00 

Mt. Vernon Springs 600.00 

Stony Creek-Oakview 1,400.00 

Crestwood-Randolph 3,000.00 

Riverview 1,800.00 

Bethlehem 

Gulf-Goldston-Haywood, supplies 

Wentworth-Smyrna-Hillview 1,500.00 



Your Committee on Church Extension would recommend to Pres- 
bytery that the Presbytery approve a loan in the amount of $5,000.00 
from Synod's Loan Fund on behalf of the Northside Presbyterian 
Church of Burlington, N. C, and that the request of the Springwood 
Church be studied and to allocate funds as the Extension Committee 
seems wise. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William M. Currie, Chairman 
Committee on Church 
Extension 

THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON COURTESY 

Rev. E. C. Brammer, chairman, presented the report 
of the Committee on Courtesy which was adopted as 
follows : 

The Courtesy Committee speaking for Orange Presbytery wishes 
to express our appreciation to the Alamance Church for being able 
to meet in this beautiful new sanctuary. 

We thank the pastor, officers and congregation for their care- 
ful preparation in seeing that all our needs were met. 

We also express our appreciation to the Women of the Church 
for an excellent and delicious meal which did much to enrich our 
fellowship. 

The pastor is requested to express this appreciation to the con- 
gregation and transmit to them our rising vote of thanks. 

Signed by: 

Elder W. D. Diack 
Elder E. S. Arthur 
Rev. E. C. Brammer, 

Chairman 



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The report of the Treasurer of the Christian Education 
Committee was presented and received as information. 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO MANUAL OF 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The following proposed amendments were read to Pres- 
bytery and given to the Stated Clerk to be acted upon at the 
next Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery June 21, 1956, 
in accordance with paragraph 51, p. 89, of the Manual of 
Orange Presbytery relative to amending the Manual. 

Rev. J. T. Donnell presented the following proposed 
amendment relative to: 

1. The election of members to fill vacancies and re- 
tiring classes on the Nominations Committee and 

2. The nominations for replacing the retiring classes 
and filling vacancies of committees, boards and 
other offices of the Presbytery. 

Rev. J. T. Donnell: I request that the Manual of Orange Pres- 
bytery relative to Nominations, p. 64, item 2, under the Permanent 
Committees of Presbytery be altered to read: 

In order to foster ample consideration on the part of all 
the members of Orange Presbytery of the important function 
of electing the Nominations Committee, I move that, hence- 
forward, the Nominations Committee be elected as follows: 

1. At the regular Fall Adjourned Meeting of Presbytery nomina- 
tions to fill the retiring class of this committee be made the 
first order of business following Communications; 

2. That copies of these nominations shall be mailed to each 
member of Presbytery and to each church by the Stated Clerk 
as soon thereafter as possible and at least 30 days prior to 
the January meeting; 

3. And that at which meeting the election of members to the 
committee shall be held as the first order of business following 
Communications the floor again being opened for nominations 
before voting by ballot. 

Rev. J. T. Donnell: I request that the Manual of Orange Presby- 
tery relative to Nominations p. 65, item (1) under the Permanent 
Committees of Presbytery be altered to read: 

1. That the Nominations Committee of Orange Presbytery pre- 
sent at the Fall Adjourned Meeting their report; (consisting 
of nominations for replacing the retiring classes and filling 
vacancies of the committees, boards and other offices of the 
Presbytery) ; 

2. That the floor be opened for other nominations; 

3. And that these nominations be held until the January Stated 
Meeting of Presbytery at which time elections be the first 



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order of business following Communications, the floor being 
opened for further nominations prior to voting. 

Rev. J. P. H. McNatt presented the following amend- 
ment relative to relieving the Nominations Committee of 
their responsibility of nominating Commissioners to the 
General Assembly. 

Rev. J. p. H. McNatt: I request that the Manual of Orange Pres- 
bytery relative to Nominations, p. 65, item (2) under the Permanent 
Committees of Presbytery be altered to read: 

The Nominating Committee is relieved of the duty of 
nominating Commissioners to the General Assembly. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 
After Presbytery had voted to adjourn the Moderator, Dr. 
Roy E. Watts, led in prayer and pronounced the Apostolic 
Benediction. 

Dr. Roy E. Watts, Moderator 
Rev. Irving E. Birdseye, 
Permanent Clerk 

Attest: Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 
Stated Clerk 



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CALLED MEETING 

First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 
February 16, 1956 

The Presbytery of Orange met in the First Pres- 
byterian Church, at 2:00 p. m., February 16, 1956. Dr. 
Roy Watts, Moderator, called the meeting to order. Rev. 
Cecil Callis led Presbytery in prayer. 

A quorum was declared present with the following 
ministers and elders enrolled: 

Ministers: Chester Alexander, Irving E. Birdseye, E, C. Bram- 
mer, William Brown, Ralph Buchanan, Cecil Callis, C. Linwood 
Cheshire, Jr., W. M. Currie, J. T. Donnell, J. E. Ensign, J. W. Flora, 
J. M. Garrison, C. W. Jennings, F. S. Jones, W. H. Kryder, H. R. 
McFadyen, J. P. H. McNatt, A. C. McSween, H. R. Montgomery, D. R. 
Moorefield, G. M. Morrow, D. C. Moss, T. H. Patterson, Z. T. Piephoff, 
C. H. Reckard, C. H. Stark, Jr., R. E. Watts. 

Elders: E. S. Arthur, Starmount, Sam Bason, Yanceyville, C. H. 
Donnell, Bessemer, E. J. Evans, Hawfields, Gabe Holmes, First, San- 
ford, L. W. Lashley, Bethlehem, Frank Smith, First, High Point. 

Rev. James T. Benjamin, Jr., of Fayetteville Presbytery, was 
invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

Upon request of the Moderator, Dr. Roy Watts, the 
following call was read and found in order: 

The Constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
Orange Presbytery to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C. (Virginia Gilmer Room — Green Street entrance) on 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1956, 2:00 P. M. to transact the fol- 
lowing business: 

1. To grant permission to the Security National Bank of Greens- 
boro, Successor Trustee of the D. P. Foust Estate, to loan the 
amount of $30,000.00 from the Trust Fund of said Estate to the 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery to be used on behalf of Camp New 
Hope in building a swimming pool, and to empower the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery to borrow the amount of $30,000.00 from the 
said D. P. Foust Estate Trust Fund. 

2. To empower and direct the Trustees of Orange Presbytery 
to sell and give title to the property formerly known as the Gilead 
Presbyterian Church property in Caswell County to the Shiloh 
Baptist Church of said county. 

3. To receive Rev. James Benjamin from the Presbytery of 
Fayetteville, and to appoint a Commission to install him as Pastor 
of the Dogwood Acres Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, N. C. 

4. To attend to any matter growing out of the above. 

Signed — Roy E. Watts, Moderator 
Orange Presbytery 

Signatures to Call: 

Ministers: W. M. Currie, John C. Whitley, John Parks. 
Elders: Chas. T. Boyd, Lawrence H. Bennett 



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Elder C. T. Boyd, Trustee of Orange Presbytery and 
its legal counsel, presented the following recommendations 
which were presented and acted upon item by item. The 
recommendations in their several parts and as a whole were 
adopted. 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ORANGE 
PRESBYTERY PRESENTED TO PRESBYTERY AT A 
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING FEBRUARY 16, 1956 

Your Board of Trustees respectfully present the following re- 
quests : 

1. That approval be granted to the Security National Bank, 
Successor Trustees of the D. P. Foust Estate to loan the 
amount of $30,000.00 from the Trust Fund of said Estate to 
the Trustees of Orange Presbytery to be used on behalf 
of Camp New Hope in building a new swimming pool. 

2. That Orange Presbytery empower and direct its Trustees 
to borrow this amount of $30,000.00 from the D. P. Foust 
Estate Trust Fund, giving a Note and Deed of Trust cover- 
ing the Camp New Hope property to secure same; this note 
to bear interest at five percent (5%) and to be repaid in 
semi-annual principal payments of $2,500.00; first payment to 
be due on July 5, 1956 and the second payment on January 
5, 1957, with payments each July 5 and January 5th until 
note is paid in full, interest payable semi-annually. 

3. That Orange Presbytery direct its Committee on Christian 
Stewardship to set up an amount in the regular Benevolence 
Budget for Camp New Hope, each year for the next five 
years, or until this note is paid in full, as will enable the 
Board of Trustees to meet promptly the above schedule of 
payments and interest. 

4. That Orange Presbytery direct the Board of Trustees of Camp 
New Hope to keep the camp grounds, all buildings and equip- 
ment at Camp in a good state of repair; and to operate the 
camp program on such sound financial basis as will enable 
the Trustees to create a "sinking fund" for camp upkeep and 
depreciation. 

5. That Orange Presbytery empower and direct its Trustees to 
sell and give Title to the property, formerly known as the 
Gilead Presbyterian Church property, (about two acres of 
land and frame building) in Caswell County to the Shiloh 
Baptist Church of said county. 

C. Fred Carlson, Chairman 
Board of Trustees 
Orange Presbytery 

Expression of appreciation for the untiring and devoted 
work of Elder C. T. Boyd as legal counsellor for the Trustees 
of Orange Presbytery was demonstrated by a rising vote 
of thanks by members of the Presbytery. 



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RECEPTION OF REV. JAMES T. BENJAMIN, JR. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., made the following 
report for the Commission on the Minister and His Work: 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work has examined the 
call of the Dogwood Acres Church for the pastoral services of Rev. 
James T. Benjamin, Jr., with the following stipulations: a salary of 
$4,000.00 per year; regular participation in the Minister's Annuity 
Fund; free use of the Manse; and an annual vacation of one month. 
Following Mr. Benjamin's examination and reception into Orange 
Presbytery we recommend that the call be placed in his hand and 
that he be requested to sign the book of Ministerial Obligations. 

The report with the recommendations was adopted 
and Rev. W. M. Currie, chairman, of the Examining Com- 
mittee proceeded with the examination. Mr. Benjamin was 
examined in Experimental Religion by the Moderator, views 
in Theology by Rev. W. M. Currie, on the Sacraments by 
Rev. W. H. Kryder and on Church Government by Dr. H. R. 
McFayden. The examination was sustained in its several 
parts and as a whole. Mr. Benjamin accepted the call to 
become pastor of the Dogwood Acres Church and signed 
the book of Ministerial Obligations. 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. JAMES T. BENJAMIN 

Rev. Reid Montgomery, chairman, made the following 
report for the Installations Committee, relative to the in- 
stallation of Rev. James T. Benjamin, Jr.: 

Commission to install Rev. James T. Benjamin, Jr., at 
the Dogwood Acres Church March 4, 1956, at 7:30 p. m. 
Dr. T. Henry Patterson to preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional questions; Dr. H. R. McFadyen to preach the 
sermon; Rev. H. R. Montgomery to charge the congrega- 
tion; Elder J. T. Benjamin, Sr., to charge the pastor; Elder 
C. Don Alexander to offer prayer and serve as the alternate 
Elder and Elder James B. Neely to read the scripture lesson. 

This report as presented by Mr. Montgomery was 
adopted. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved 
after which the Presbytery was adjourned with prayer and 
the Apostolic Benediction led by the Moderator. 

Dr. Roy Watts, Moderator 
Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 
Stated Clerk 



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INDEX 

MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



Page 

ADDRESSES— PERMANENT COMMITTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 4 

AMENDMENTS TO THE MANUAL — Adopted 38, 50, 52 

Proposed - 63 

CALLED AND ADJOURNED MEETINGS 39, 65 

CANDIDATE, CLARK PORTER, IV-. 26 

CANDIDATES— 

Received _..23, 67 

Transferred 47 

Clerks, Temporary 43 

Commissioners to the General Assembly 59 

Commissions Reporting 26, 46, 49, 55 

Installation of Rev. Kay Misenheimer 46 

Installation Commissions Appointed _..-55, 67 

Minister and His Work 26, 49 

Committees — Appointed or Elected— _ 49, 52, 53 

Bills and Overtures-— 49 

Prepare Supplement to Manual 53 

Sessional Records . 52 

Committees Reporting 20, 23, 25, 27, 29, 36, 50, 53, 54, 55, 56, 59 

Christian Education 25 

Church Extension _ -.. . 27, 59 

Courtesy and Thanks 29, 62 

Glade Valley, Special Committee on 54 

Higher Education 20, 53 

Sub-Committee on Candidates 23 

Homes 27 

Installations 27, 55, 67 

Nominations . 36, 59 

Orders, Study Committee on 23, 50 

Records and Amendments ... „ _ 25 

Sessional Records 53 

World Missions 56 

Communications 19, 46 

Council, Report of 30, 56 

Directory of Orange Presbytery. 5 

Examination of Sessional Records 52 

Gilead Church, Permission to Sell ... 66 

History of Churches ....17, 45 

Hawfields, R.F.D. 1, Mebane 17 

Alamance, R.F.D. 10, Greensboro 45 

Licentiate — Allen Strand 20 

Mailing Directory of Churches 9 

Ministers 40, 47, 50, 67 

Transferred : 

Rev. Chalmers McCuthchen 40 

Change of Terms in Calls — 47 

Received : 

Rev. Samuel S. Cappel 50 

Rev. James T. Benjamin 67 

Memorial to Dr. Charles Edward Hodgin — 41 

Ministers' Salaries 38 

Moderator 38, 43 

Nomination of 38 

Election of 43 

Pastoral Dissolution 

Smyrna, Wentworth, Hillview and C. W. Jennings 49 

Hopeview and L. V. Andrews 49 

Pastoral Relations Established .26, 46 

Mt. Vernon Springs, Siler City with Rev. K. M. Misenheimer 26, 46 

Crestwood, Randolph, with Rev. W. M. Baker, Stated Supply... 26 

Petition to Organize Morningside Chapel, Sanford 58 

Presbytery — 

Attendance ....16, 39, 42, 65 

Deacons in Attendance .... — — 19 

Dockets 18, 44 

Meetings of -. -. —16, 39, 41, 65 

Roll of Orange Presbytery. — 3 

Stated Clerk, Annual Report 47 

Time and Place of Next Meeting 39, 49 

Trustees, Reporting 28, 66 

Camp New Hope 28 

Orange Presbytery ..- 66 

Visiting Brethren 19, 39, 45. 65 



68 



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AND LICENTIATES 
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CANDIDATES 


POSTOFFICES 


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URGE YOUR FELLOW CHRISTIANS TO REMEMBER 
IN THEIR WILLS THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
AND ITS INSTITUTIONS 

FORM OF BEQUEST 



"I , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North Carolina (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's work as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the bequest 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 
tery.) 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of 
people who would like to leave at least a part of their money 
or property where it will be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Master. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good 
securities ; the income from the investments to be given by 
the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institu- 
tion which in its judgment appears to be the most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequest in 
this way: 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the 
security of the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most good at that time. 

"3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the Pres- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause that year ; 
in fact, where it was most needed each year." 



Of The 

CALLED MEETING 

PARK AVENUE CHURCH 
Burlington, North Carolina 
April 9, 1956 

* ★ * 

SPRING ADJOURNED MEETING 

CHAPEL HILL CHURCH 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
April 19, 1956 

* * ★ 

SUMMER STATED MEETING 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FOURTH 
STATED MEETING 

NEW HOPE CHURCH, R.F.D. 2, 

CHAPEL HILL, N. C. 

June 21, 1956 

* * * 

Volume CLXXXVII 
No. 2 



Of The 

CALLED MEETING 

PARK AVENUE CHURCH 
Burlington, North Carolina 
April 9, 1956 

* * * . 

SPRING ADJOURNED MEETING 

CHAPEL HILL CHURCH 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
April 19, 1956 

* * * 

SUMMER STATED MEETING 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FOURTH 
STATED MEETING 

NEW HOPE CHURCH, R.F.D. 2, 

CHAPEL HILL, N. C. 

June 21, 1956 

* * * 

Volume CLXXXVII 
No. 2 



ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



Alexander, Chester, D.D 504 Fountain PI., Burlington 

Andrews, Louie V 1729 McKnight Mill Rd., Greensboro 

Baker, W. M 1600 E. Lexington, High Point 

Barron, Vance 513 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 

Benjamin, James T — Rt. 2, Asheboro 

Birdseye, Irving E.. _.__2319 Fairfield Ave., Greensboro 

Brammer, Edwin C 714 Elwell Ave., Greensboro 

Brown, William Rt. 5, Reidsville 

Buchanan. Ralph L Rt. 1, Mebane 

Bullock, Leslie, Th.D Flora Macdonald College, Red Springs 

Callis, Cecil ._.Yanceyville 

Cappel, Samuel S Mebane 

Cheshire, C. L., Jr., Th.M., S.C 421 Wildwood Lane, Burlington 

Currie, W. M 922 Carr St., Greensboro 

DeSanto, Charles _____ Box 6, Whitsett 

Dickson, A. P 2520 Church St., Greensboro 

Donnell, J. T ____.. Rt. 3, Mebane 

Flora, Joseph M., Jr _ _ __.. 804 W. Bessemer, Greensboro 

Foley, W. L Rt. 1, Sanford 

Garrison, Joseph M., D.D 214 N. Ridgeway Dr., Greensboro 

Gillespie, E. E. 709 Simpson St., Greensboro 

Harper, M. Douglas Pittsboro 

Hix, D. W. 331 Clark St., Durham 

Hodgkin, W. L. Milton 

Huske, Marion S.. 1611 Walker Ave., Greensboro 

Jennings, C. Wesley 701 Virginia Ave., Spray 

Jones, Frank S., Th.M Rt. 1, Leaksville 

King, Hardin A Rt. 1, Burlington 

King, Ray _____ 310B Ashland Dr., Greensboro 

Kryder, W. H. Graham 

McFayden, H. R. ___... Oak Ridge 

McLaughlin, W. C __.^ _.__ ___ 112 Yamamotu Dori, Ikuti Ku, Kobe, Japan 

McMullen, R. J., Sr., Ph.D 208 Vance St., Chapel Hill 

McNatt, J. P. H 621 Wesley PL, High Point 

McSween, Allen C 304 Waverly Way, Greensboro 

May, Carl Rt. 1, Leasburg 

Mills, Carl E . 1884 Mayfair, Greensboro 

Millard, J. M. Rt. 10, Greensboro 

Misenheimer, Kay M Siler City 

Montgomery, H. Reid 1116 Lexington Ave., Greensboro 

Moorefield, D. R .__ Rt. 2, c/o Camp New Hope, Chapel Hill 

Morrow, Guy M. Rt. 4, Burlington 

Moss, David C. McLeansville 

Murray, Marion J __416 E. Main St., Sanford 

Parks, John G., Jr Reidsville 

Patterson, T. H., D.D.- Box 2758, 407 Hillcrest Dr., Greensboro 

PiephofT, Z. T Rt. 1, Graham 

Ramsay, Charles M., Ph.D Austin College, Sherman, Texas 

Reckard, C. H. _ _ __.Hillsboro 

Redhead, John A., Jr., D.D... _ _ 704 Dover Rd., Greensboro 

Rice, W. M. 1905 Woodside, Greensboro 

Rock, Robert B ___ Broadway 

Schenck, L. B., Ph.D Davidson College, Davidson 

Scott, Jack Brown _ Presbyterian Mission, Soonchun, Chulla Namdo, Korea 

Seals, D. Hilton 3735 Colorado St., Long Beach, Calif. 

Skinner, J. Don Rt. 5, Wilkins St., Burlington 

Smith, Harry E. Chapel Hill 

Stark, Carl H., Jr 1002 Grace St., Burlington 

Thompson, W. T., Litt., D 3410 Chamberlayne Ave., Richmond, Va. 

Wade, James H. 804 S. Park St., Asheboro 

Watts, Roy E., D.D 1310 Woodland Dr., High Point 

Westerfield, W. H 1113 Dixie St., Burlington 

Whitley, John C. _ Leaksville 

Wilson, John_. 113 Robbins Rd., Sanford 



ADDRESSES OF MEN AND WOMEN ON PERMANENT 
COMMITTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



Mrs. Edgar Allred, 1507 Fairmount, Greensboro 
E. Frank Andrews, 202 Elm wood Dr., Greensboro 
W. H. Andrews, Woodland Dr., Greensboro 

Lawrence Bennett, Country Club Apts., Greensboro 
Paul G. Boone, 2602 Springwood Dr., Greensboro 
W. R. Booth, 447 W. Washington St., Greensboro 
Smith Brandon, Milton 
W. C. Buchanan, Broadway 

C. I. Carlson, 705 Sunset Drive, Greensboro 
Harry M. Clark, 301 Lakeside, Burlington 
Clyde C. Cole, Yanceyville 
June Crumpler, Forest Lake, Mebane 

Mrs. Glenn Dallas, Leaksville 

Mrs. P. H. Dalton, Sr., 1048 Rockford Rd., High Point 
Mrs. J. F. Daniel, Rt. 5, Reidsville 

James H. Fox, Asheboro 

Floyd F. Hendley, 206 Waverly Way, Greensboro 
J. H. Highsmith, 121 Vardailia, Greensboro 
Mrs. James Hogg, 209 Louise, High Point 
Gabe Holmes, 106 W. Chisholm St., Sanford 
Mrs. Ralph Holt, 724 Tarleton, Burlington 
W. M. Holt, Sr., Box 316, Sanford 
R. D. Hughes, Cedar Grove 

J. R. Ingram, 206 Hawkins Ave., Sanford 

John H. James, Mebane 

Mrs. C. P. Jones, R.F.D. 2, Mebane 

John Kellenberger, 306 Parkway, Greensboro 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Kerchner, 500 Cornwallis Dr., Greensboro 

Mr. and Mrs. Victor King, 219 Gulf St., Sanford 

Henry Koonts, 317 Ardmore Circle, High Point 

Earnest McCall, 1026 Rockford Road, High Point 

Miss Sara McNeill, First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville 

Mrs. T. R. McPherson, Mebane 

George Mason, Madison 

Miss Jean Moling, 1st Presby. Church, High Point 
H. P. Morrison, 224 Edgedale, High Point 

W. H. Owens, Rt. 1, Sanford 

Charles W. Perry^ 1207 Sherbrooke Dr., High Point 
C. E. Plummer, 811 Carrick Ave., High Point 

Mrs. James Ratchford, Madison 

C. P. Robertson, Stoneville 
James Roney, R.F.D., Mebane 
Arthur Ross, Jr., Box 509, Asheboro 

J. M. Saunders, W. University, Chapel Hill 
Ralph Scott, Rt. 1, Mebane 
Winfred Shaw, Broadway 

William E. Singletary, Southeastern Bldg., Greensboro 

D. Waring Smith, 700 Parkway, High Point, N. C. 
W. G. Springs, Reidsville 

Coy Stack, 518 Maple, Leaksville 
R. E. Stratford. Rt. 1, Graham 

Allen D. Tate, Sr., Graham 

Mrs. John R. Taylor, Drawer T 3, Greensboro 

C. R. Tickle, R.F.D. 4, Mebane 

Mrs. Joseph H. Vincent, 2309 Fairfield Ave., Greensboro 

D. J. Walker, Jr., 223 Long Ave., Graham 
W. M. Watts, 1610 Woodland, Burlington 
R. D. White. 405 Circle Drive, Burlington 
Mr. and Mrs. Steve White, Mebane 

Charles S. Wilkins, 403 N. Ridgewav Dr., Greensboro 
B. H. Wolfe, 1012 S. Park Ave., Burlington 
Mrs. Grover Wrenn, Siler City 

Auburn L. Wright, Pittsboro 

M. E. Yount, Graham 

R. E. Zimmerman, Greensboro 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



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CALLED MEETING 

April 9, 1956, 11:00 A.M. 
PARK AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, North Carolina 

The Presbytery of Orange met in Called Session on Monday, 
April 9, 1956, at 11:00 a.m., at Park Avenue Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, North Carolina, and was called to order by 
the past Moderator, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., who then led Pres- 
bytery in prayer. 

A quorum was declared present with the following ministers 
and elders enrolled: 

ROLL: 

Ministers: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Z. T. Piephoff, J. Don Skinner, 
Carl H. Stark 

Elders: Sam A. Florence, Bethany; Thomas G. Petty, Park Avenue 

The Call was read and found in order as follows : 

The Constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call a 
meeting of Orange Presbytery to be held in the Park Avenue Pres- 
byterian Church, Burlington, N. C. on 

APRIL 9, 1956 AT 11:00 A.M. 

to transact the following business: 

To dismiss Candidate Zachary T. Piephoff, Jr. to the Presbytery 
of Fayetteville, Synod of North Carolina, since he has accepted a 
Call to a church in Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Signed: Dr. Roy E. Watts, Moderator 
Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, S.C. 
Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Ex. Sec. Orange 
Elder E. Frank Andrews 
Elder Harry M. Clark 

A request from Candidate Zachary T. Piephoff, Jr. was read by 
the Stated Clerk, asking that Presbytery grant him a certificate 
of dismission to the Presbytery of Fayetteville in order that he 
might accept work in that Presbytery. 

Upon motion the request was granted and the Stated Clerk 
was ordered to send the certificate of transfer to the Stated 
Clerk of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

The Presbytery was adjourned with prayer by Rev. Carl H. 
Stark. 

Zachary T. Piephoff, Moderator 
Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 
Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
SPRING ADJOURNED MEETING 

CHAPEL HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Chapel Hill, N. C. 
April 19, 1956 

The Presbytery of Orange met for its Spring Adjourned 
Meeting in the Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill, 
N. C, on Thursday, April 19, 1956, at 2:00 P. M. The Moderator, 
Dr. Roy E. Watts, called the meeting to order and then led 
Presbytery in prayer. 

The service of Communion was conducted by Rev. Vance 
Barron, Host Pastor, and Rev. Harry E. Smith, Minister to 
Students at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
They were assisted by Elders from the Chapel Hill church: 
Frank Edminister, Ralph Rankin, Alan Keith-Lucas, and Thomas 
F. Rose. 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

ROLL 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander Staley Gordon Burlington, First 

Louie V. Andrews W. L. Summers Memorial 

W. M. Baker Crestwood 

Randolph 

Vance Barron Floyd Edminister Chapel Hill 

James T. Benjamin, Jr.____ Dogwood Acres 

Irving E. Birdseye J. W. Stokes Guilford Park 

Edwin C. Brammer, Jr.____L. W. Smith Bessemer 

William Brown Greenwood 

Speedwell 

Ralph L. Buchanan H. C. Doss Hawfields 

Cecil Callis W. F. Henderson Yanceyville 

M. F. Law Bethesda 

Sam S. Cappel John W. Latta Mebane 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr..-T. E. Parks Park Avenue 

W. M. Currie Greensboro, First 

Charles DeSanto C. B. Ingle Springwood 

J. T. Donnell Cross Roads 

Joe W. Flora Greensboro, First 

W. L. Foley A. A. Bowers Buffalo (L) 

W. D. McGilvay St. Andrews 

J. M. Garrison Harold M. Bailey Covenant 

M. Douglas Harper, Jr Pittsboro 

W. L. Hodgkin Milton 

Red House 

Marion S. Huske J. H. Dick Westminster 

Frank S. Jones El Bethel 

Hardin A. King M. C. Loy Shiloh 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



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Ray E. King William L. Jones Meadowside 

Wm. H. Kryder J. Griffin McClure Graham 

Carl May W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 

C. Frank Smith Griers 

H. R. McFadyen 

R. J. McMullen 

J. P. H. McNatt E. M. Foster Brentwood 

Allen C. McSween I. K. Brooks Starmount 

J. M. Millard R. M. Weatherly Alamance 

K. M. Misenheimer Mt. Vernon Springs 

Siler City 

David R. Moorefield Bethlehem 

Guy M. Morrow Ben McCulloch Stony Creek 

Oakview 

David C. Moss Paul G. Boone Bethel 

M. J. Murray H. F. Oehler Jonesboro 

John Parks J. Ed Lewis Reidsville, First 

Z. T. Piephoff D, V. Quakenbush Bethany 

J. E. Ratchford George C. Mason Madison 

Stoneville 

C. H. Reckard L. E. Beard Hillsboro 

John A. Redhead, Jr. G. Worth Covington Greensboro, First 

W. H. Andrews, Jr. 

Thornton H. Brooks 

Robert B. Rock G. L. McNeill Broadway 

Salem 
Cumnock 

Lewis B. Schenck 

Harry E. Smith 

J. Don Skinner Northside 

Carl H. Stark, Jr John C. Barnwell Piedmont 

Roy E. Watts . Charles W. Perry High Point, First 

Olin M. Whitener J. B. Spivey White Hill 

T. B. Parish Pocket 

Euphronia 

John C. Whitley John M. Yount Leaksville, First 

John N. Wilson Owen E. Godwin Edgewood 

R. D. Hughes Eno 

J. P. Mitchell Glenwood 

Walton Sugg Sanford, First 

T. V. Walker Little River 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT: Buffalo (G), Crest- 
wood, Cross Roads, Cumnock, Dogwood Acres, East Burlington, Efland, 
El Bethel, Eno, Euphronia, Fairfield, Farmville, Glenwood, Goldston, 
Greenwood, Gulf, Haywood, Hillview, Hope View, Little River, Mt. Ver- 
non Springs, New Hope, Northside, Oakview, Pittsboro, Randolph, Red 
House, Riverview, Salem, Sanford First, Siler City, Smyrna, Speedwell, 
Stoneville, Trinity, Wentworth. 

WORDS OF WELCOME 

Were brought by Elder J. M. Saunders for the host 
church. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDERS, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Vance Barron. The docket as 
printed was adopted as the working docket. 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

SPRING ADJOURNED MEETING 

Thursday, April 19, 1956, 2:00 P. M. 
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

2:00 Presbytery Called to Order Dr. Roy E. Watts, Moderator 

Communion Service: 

Rev. Vance Barron, Host Minister 
Rev. Harry E. Smith, Minister to Students, U.N.C. 
2:30 Roll Call 

Words of Welcome Elder Earl Wynn 

Report of Committee on Orders Rev. Vance Barron 

Introduction of Visting Brethren 
Communications 

WOMEN'S WORK, Annual Report of Rev. M. S. Huske, Chairman 
Mrs. Victor King, President Women of Orange, Reporting 
CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, Report of 

(Presbytery's Home Missions) Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman 
COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, Report of 

(General Reports and Audits) ___ Elder E. Frank Andrews, Chm. 
COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, 

Report of Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Rev. Allen C. McSween, Chairman 
Sub-Committee on MEN'S WORK Rev. Reid Montgomery, Chm. 
Mr. Charley Plummer, President Men of Orange, Reporting 
NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Rev. Ralph Buchanan, Chairman 

5:45 Recess for Supper — 
6:45 Reconvene 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, 

Report of Rev. Edwin Brammer, Chairman 

Sub-Committee on CANDIDATES, Report of 

Rev. J. T. Donnell, Chairman 
Presented to be Taken Under Care of Orange Presbytery 
as Candidates: Mr. Larry Ingle, Attending Wake Forest 
College, Wake Forest, N. C; Mr. Hardin Watkins King, 
Attending Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va. 
Nominations for Moderator 
Time and Place of Next Meeting 
7:30 CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, 

Report of Dr. J. M. Garrison, Chairman 

Unfinished Business 
New Business 

Reading and Correcting Minutes 
Adjournment 

VISITING BRETHREN 

There were none present at this meeting, but Elders 
in attendance at Presbytery for the first time were in- 
troduced from the several churches. 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



9 



COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were read, referred and 
disposed of in the following manner indicated. 

(1) Relative to change of terms in calls of the following Min- 
isters : 

(a) From S. W, Hill, duly elected clerk of congregation, First 
Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, relative to raising an- 
nual salary of Rev. John G. Parks, Jr., from $5400.00 
to $6000.00, effective this year. Permission granted. 

(b) From Elder G. A. Denny, Clerk of Session of the Besse- 
mer Church, relative to raising annual salary of Rev. 
Edwin C. Brammer from $3600.00 to $4000.00. Permission 
granted. 

(c) From Elder George C. Mason, Clerk of Session, Madison 
Church, relative to raising annual salary of Rev. James 
E. Ratchford from $3000.00 to $3300.00, effective Jan- 
uary 1, 1956. Permission granted. 

(d) From Elder Thomas G. Petty, Clerk of Session, Park 
Avenue Presbyterian Church, relative to permission to 
amend call of Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. pertain- 
ing to participation in the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 
By action of Presbytery this request was placed in the 
hands of the Presbytery's Council for further study and 
advice. 

(2) The following invitation for Presbytery to meet with them 
for the Three Hundred Seventy-fourth Stated Meeting on 
June 21, 1956, 2:00 P.M., was received from the New Hope 
Presbyterian Church. This invitation was gratefully acknowl- 
edged and accepted. 

(3) Excuses for not attending this meeting were received from 
and permission granted for: Rev. W. H. Westerfield, Dr. 
Leslie Bullock, Rev. H. R. Montgomery, Rev. C. W. Jennings, 
Dr. W. T. Thompson, Rev. W. M. Rice. 

(4) The following reports of the Commission appointed by Orange 
Presbytery to organize the Morningside Presbyterian Church, 
to examine and ordain the newly elected Elders and Deacons 
of the Morningside Presbyterian Church, and the resolution 
of the Session of the First Church, Sanford, relative to the 
excellent work in behalf of this church by the former pastor. 
Rev. Chalmers McCutchen and Dr. T. Henry Patterson, 
Executive Sec. of Orange Presbytery. These reports were 
adopted and committed to record as follows: 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to organ- 
ize the Morningside Presbyterian Church, formerly the Morn- 
ingside Presbyterian Chapel, met at the Church at 7:00 P.M., 
Sunday, January 29, 1956. 

The Meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. W. L. Foley. 

Members of the Commission present were : Ministers, Dr. 
T. Henry Patterson, Executive Secretary of Orange Presby- 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



tery, Rev. W. L. Foley, Sanford, N. C, Buffalo Church, Rev. 
Marion J. Murray, Jonesboro Heights Presbyterian Church, 
Sanford, and Rev. John Wilson, Edgewood Presbyterian 
Church, Sanford. Elders: E. M. Underwood, Chairman, Dr. 
Lynn Mclver, Dr. F. L. Knight, T. G. Gunn, John Monger, 
Ralph Monger, Jr., S. L. Long, John McNair, W. G. Sugg, 
J. M. Auman, Gabe Holmes. A quorum was present. 
Gabe Holmes was elected clerk. 

A resolution from the Session of the First Presbyterian 
Church, commending Dr. Patterson for his work and coopera- 
tion in organizing the Chapel was read, adopted and made 
a part of the Commission's minutes, and report is attached 
hereto as exhibit "A." 

The meeting was closed with prayer. 

The Commission met in the Church Sanctuary at 7:30 P.M. 

The organization service was as follows: 

Chairman, E. M. Underwood, presiding. 

Prelude, Doxology, Invocation by Dr. Patterson, Hymn "All 
Hail The Power of Jesus' Name," Purpose of the Commission 
and Introductions, Dr. Patterson. Offering, Special Music by 
the Choir, The Apostles' Creed, Gloria Patri, Scripture Les- 
son and Sermon by Rev. W. L. Foley, Hymn, "The Church's 
One Foundation," Presentation of Petition by E. L. Quillin, 
Establishing the Covenant Relationship by Dr. Patterson, 
Prayer of Consecration, Rev. Marion Murray, Election of 
elders and deacons — 

For the Nominating Committee, Mr. A. K. Stevens pre- 
sented the following names as candidates for Ruling Elders: 
W. N. Fields, E. L. Quillin, Duncan Godfrey, Alonzo Wo- 
mack, H. L. Laubscher. 

Mr. E. L. Quillin presented the following names for dea- 
cons: J. C. Perry, L. R. Harris, A. K. Stevens, Clee Pierce, 
N. C. Rogers, R. L. Autry, James Haire. 

The congregation elected the candidates nominated by the 
committee by acclamation. There were no nominations from 
the floor 

Greetings from Edgewood Presbyterian Church by Rev. 
John Wilson. 

Greetings from the Jonesboro Heights Presbyterian Church 
by Rev. Marion Murray. 

Greetings from the Mother Church by Dr. F. L. Knight. 
Greetings from Presbytery — Dr. T. Henry Patterson. 
Hymn— "Blest Be The Tie That Binds." 
Benediction — Rev. W. L. Foley. 

Approximately 250 people were present for the Organiza- 
tion Services. 

The Commission met again following the conclusion of the 
Services. 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson was requested to instruct the duly 
elected ofiicers, and Sunday, February 12, was appointed for 
their examination, ordination, and installation; Rev. John 
Wilson to preach the sermon. 

The Commission recessed to meet at the Morningside Church 
on Sunday, February 12 at 7:00 P.M. 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



11 



Meeting closed with prayer. 

The Commission met at the Morningside Church, Sunday, 
February 12 at 7:00 P.M. 

Meeting was opened with prayer. 

Members of the Commission present were: Ministers, Dr. 
Patterson, Rev. John Wilson, Rev. Marion Murray. Elders: 
Underwood, Chairman, S. L. Long, Dr. Lynn Mclver, T. G. 
Gunn, Gabe Holmes, John McNair, W. G. Sugg, J. M. Auman; 
a quorum being present. 

The duly elected officers of Morningside were presented by 
Dr. T. Henry Patterson, for examination, ordination and in- 
stallation : 

Ruling elders: W. N. Fields, E. L. Quillin, Alonzo Wo- 
mack, Duncan Godfrey, H. L. Laubscher. 
Deacons: J. C. Perry, L. R. Harris, A. K. Stevens, Clee 
Pierce, N. C. Rogers, R. L. Autry and James Haire. 

These officers were examined by members of the Commis- 
sion according to the Book of Church Order. This part of 
the examination was sustained as satisfactory, and the ex- 
amination as a whole was sustained as satisfactory. 

The Commission recessed with prayer. 

The Commission met in the Sanctuary for the Service of 
Ordination and Installation at 7:30 P.M. 

The Sermon was preached by Rev. John Wilson, Pastor 
of Edgewood Presbyterian Church. 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson stated in a concise manner the 
warrant and nature of the office of Ruling Elder and Deacon, 
together with the character proper to be sustained and the 
duties to be fulfilled. 

Dr. Patterson then propounded the constitutional questions 
to the Ruling Elders, Deacons, and the Congregation. These 
being answered in the affirmative. 

Following the laying on of hands by the Commission, he 
then declared the officers regularly elected, ordained, and in- 
stalled in accordance with paragraph 153 in The Book of 
Church Order. 

The Commission met again following the conclusion of the 
Services. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned 
with prayer. 

E. M. Underwood, Chairman Gabe Holmes, Clerk 

RESOLUTION 

Whereas the First Presbyterian Church of Sanford established a mis- 
sion in East Sanford, known as the Morningside Chapel, in December 
1951 and whereas the beloved Pastor, Rev. C. F. McCutchen, was called 
to labor in a presbytery in the Synod of South Carolina, October 1, 1955, 
and Dr. T. Henry Patterson, the Executive Secretary of Orange Pres- 
bytery, took over the labors of Mr. McCutchen in this mission church, and 



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through his labors brought the church to the point of being ready to or- 
ganize; whereas Morningside Chapel will be organized as a Church on 
January 29, 1956, now therefore, be it resolved: 

That the Session of the First Presbyterian Church of Sanford com- 
mends Dr. Patterson for the very fine work that he accomplished in the 
building of the Kingdom of God in the Morningside field, together with 
building an excellent spirit of unity in the congregation and the fruit of 
his ministry is evidenced by an increase in the membership of the Morn- 
ingside Chapel from 55 to 74 at the time of its organization. The Session 
of the First Presbyterian Church expresses its deep appreciation for the 
very fine spirit of co-operation that Dr. Patterson has shown in bringing 
into being the Morningside Presbyterian Church. Be it further resolved: 
that this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Sanford and that a copy be presented to the Presbytery's Com- 
mission to organize the Morningside Chapel, with the request that this 
resolution be made a part of the minutes and report of the said Com- 
mision. 

Approved unanimously by the Session of the First Presbyterian Church 
in a Called Meeting, January 27, 1956. 

E. M. Underwood, Moderator- Lynn McIver, Clerk 

(5) The report of the Judicial Commission on the Crestwood 
Church was read and adopted as follows: 

THE REPORT OF THE JUDICIAL COMMISSION ON THE CRESTWOOD CHURCH 

The Commission assumed responsibility for the church on 
July 11, 1954. Since that date we have followed a course of 
action which did not call for formal judicial proceedings but 
only supervision. Elder Harry A. Alexander of High Point 
First Church was appointed Moderator of the Session of 
the Crestwood Church with Elder Henry V. Koontz to act 
in an advisory capacity with him. 

Under this plan the situation within the church was met and 
the way made clear to elect an Elder and secure a pastor 
for the church. 

We therefore, request that Presbytery dissolve this Judicial 
Commission and return the church to the care of its Session 
under Rev. W. M. Baker, Moderator. 

Irving E. Birdseye, Moderator 
James Ratchford, Clerk 
J. M. Millard 
Fred S. Patterson 
Henry V. Koontz 
Harry A. Alexander 

(6) A report relative to the grades of Candidate Allen E. Morri- 
son, Student at the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, Louis- 
vile, Ky. was read by the Stated Clerk and commended by 
him for their excellence. 

(7) A letter from Dr. Louis C. LaMotte, President of Presbyterian 
Junior College, Maxton, N. C, relative to Orange Presbytery 
appointing either a minister or layman who has rendered 
outstanding personal service in the advancement of our Lord's 
Kingdom, to receive the William Black award was received 
as information. The Stated Clerk v^as instructed to write to 



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Dr. LaMotte, stating that the Presbytery of Orange at this 
time did not desire to submit the name of a Candidate for 
this award. 

(8) The report of the Special Committee on the revision of Orange 
Presbytery's Manual was read and distributed to the mem- 
bers of Presbytery. The report was adopted as follows: 

REPORT, SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE MANUAL 

PART I: Proposed Amendments 

Your committee would submit the following amendments to be con- 
sidered and voted upon at the next Stated Meeting (June.) 

A. The Commission on the Minister and His Work, page 59, add: 

"The Commission shall have the authority to dissolve pastoral 
relationships and to dismiss ministers to other Presbyteries within 
the General Assembly provided that the minister and the church 
or churches he serves request and concur in the dissolving of his 
pastoral relationship." 

"The Commission shall have the authority to transfer candidates 
under the care of Presbytery to any other Presbytery in the 
General Assembly." 

B. The permanent Committees, page 64, insert new paragraph before 
sec. 1: 

"All permanent committees shall have their memberships 
divided into three classes with elections for vacancies coming at 
the Winter Stated Meeting each year." 

C. That the Manual be amended in several places so that all appoint- 
ments to Special Committees, elections of Trustees, Council mem- 
bers, and members of the Permanent Committees be held at the 
Winter Stated Meeting." (This will unify all elections and facilitate 
the preparation of the directory.") 

D. Procedure for Examination of Candidates, page 70 ff: 

Note: The committee approves and commends to the Presby- 
tery the following amendment in order to assure a more thorough 
examination yet avoid encumbering the work of a busy Presby- 
tery. It is our feeling that this procedure will give the Presbytery 
a better knowledge of its candidates and be more meaningful to 
them. The intention of this envolved amendment may be sum- 
marized as follows: To require a written and oral examination of 
every candidate before the Examining Committee on the day 
before Presbytery meets in addition to the examination before 
the Presbytery. 

Page 71, section "Second" change to read: 

Second: The Candidate, if under the care of Orange Presby- 
tery, shall communicate with the Chairman of the Committee on 
Care of Candidates at least 2 months (several) prior to his 
examination and get assignment for the "Parts of Trial" as set 
forth in Paragraph 116. These several written "Parts of Trial" 
as required by the Book of Church Order shall be completed 
and in the hands of the Committee on Care of Candidates at 



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'• least two (three) weeks prior to the meeting of Presbytery before 

which he intends to present himself for examination. The Com- 
mittee of Presbytery shall work sympathetically and understand- 
ingly with the Candidates and make very clear to him the nature 
and extent of the written and oral examinations that shall be 
required on Theology; The Sacraments; Church Government; and 
the English Bible. 

Add: The first portion of the examination shall be held the 
day before the meeting of Presbytery (3rd Thurs. of April, June 
and January and 2nd Thurs. of Sept.) The written examination 
shall be on Ecclesiastical History and English Bible and shall be 
given in the morning. An oral examination by the Examing Com- 
mittee shall be given, in the afternoon of the same day, on the 
"parts of trial" which are required and in Theology, The Sacra- 
ments and Church Government. The second portion of the examina- 
tion shall be before the whole Presbytery and shall offer full 
opportunity for questioning in all parts. Each part of this examina- 
tion shall be prefixed by a full report of the Examining Com- 
mittee on the previous examination with its recommendations. 
Change paragraph beginning "The Candidate shall also prepare 
. . page 71, at line 6 to read "This statement is not to exceed 
two thousand words in length and shall (may) be used." 

PART II: General Recommendations 

1. That a supplement to the Manual including all changes be prepared 
to insert in the back of the present printing. 

2. That the section pertaining to Procedure for Examination of 
Candidates with a syllabus for the written examination as pre- 
pared by the Examining Committee be printed in seperate form 
for distribution to all candidates. 

(9) Commission reports on the Installations of Rev. C. W. Jen- 
■ nings. Rev. Sammuel S. Cappel and Rev. James T. Benjamin, 

Jr., were received and committed to record. 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REVEREND C. W. JENNINGS 
IN THE RIVERVIEW CHURCH 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Riverview church January 29, 1956 at 6:45 P. M., and was opened 
with prayer by John C. Whitley. Members present: F. S. Jones, J. E. 
Ratchford, John C. Whitley, Ministers, and Charles T. McNary, Ruling 
Elders. A quorum was present. Rev. J. E. Ratchford was elected clerk. 
Rev. John C. Whitley presided in the Worship service. Rev. Frank S. Jones 
preached the sermon. Text II Tim. 2:15. Rev. John C. Whitley recited 
the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the constitutional questions 
to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in the affirma- 
tive. Rev. C. W. Jennings was installed as Pastor of Riverview Church, 
according to Paragraphs 136 to 140, Book of Church Order. Rev. J. E. 
Ratchford delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder C. T. McNary 
to the Congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the leaders of the Congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 



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The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder C. T. McNary. 

John C. Whitley, Moderator 
J. E. Ratchford, Clerk 

M5NUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REVEREND SAMUEL S. CAPPEL 
IN THE MEBANE CHURCH 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Mebane Presbyterian Church February 5, 1956 at 7:30 P. M., and 
was opened with prayer by Rev. Don Skinner. Members present: Dr. 
T. Henry Patterson, Rev. John Parks, Rev. Don Skinner, Ralph L. Bu- 
chanan, Ministers, and Paul Hastings, Ruling Elder. A quorum was present. 
Rev. Ralph L. Buchanan was elected clerk. Rev. T. Henry Patterson pre- 
sided in the Worship service. Rev. John Parks preached the sermon. Topic: 
"The Names By Which Christians Have Been Called." Rev. T. Henry Pat- 
terson recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the con- 
stitutional questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being 
answered in the affirmative. Rev. Samuel S. Cappel was installed as Pastor 
of Mebane Pres. Church, according to Paragraphs 136 to 140, Book of 
Church Order. Installation prayer led by Rev. Ralph L. Buchanan. Rev. 
Don Skinner delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder Paul Hastings 
to the Congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the leaders of the Congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. John Parks. 

T. Henry Patterson, Moderator 
Ralph L. Buchanan, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REVEREND JAMES T. BENJAMIN, JR., 
IN THE DOGWOOD ACRES PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to install Reverend 
James T. Benjamin, Jr. as pastor of Dogwood Acres Presbyterian Church 
met at the church on Sunday night, March 4, 1956, at 7:30 p.m. The meet- 
ing was opened with prayer led by Dr. T. Henry Patterson, the Moderator 
of the Commission. Present were Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Dr. H. R. Mc- 
Fadyen, Reverend H. Reid Montgomery, and Ruling Elders C. Don Alex- 
ander, J. T. Benjamin, Sr., James B. Neely. Elder C. Don Alexander was 
elected clerk. Dr. T. Henry Patterson led the congregation in a service 
of worship. Dr. H. R. McFadyen preached the sermon for the evening. 
Dr. T. Henry Patterson propounded the constitutional questions to the 
pastor elect and to the congregation. These being answered in the affirma- 
tive, Reverend James T. Benjamin, Jr. was declared duly installed pastor 
of the Dogwood Acres Presbyterian Church, agreeably to the Word of God 
and the Book of Church Order. The charge to the pastor was delivered by 
his father. Ruling Elder James T. Benjamin, Sr., of the First Presbyterian 
Church in Greensboro. The charge to the congregation was delivered by 
Reverend H. Reid Montgomery. The benediction was pronounced by the 
newly installed pastor. The minutes of the Commission were read and 
adopted and the Commission adjourned with prayer led by Elder James T. 
Benjamin, Sr. 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Moderator 
C. Don Alexander, Clerk 



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WOMEN'S WORK, ANNUAL REPORT OF 

Was given by Rev. M. S. Huske, Chairman. Mr. Huske 
presented Mrs. Victor King, President of the Women of 
Orange, who gave the annual report of the Women of the 
Church. The committee on Women's Work supplemented 
this report with the following recommendations to the 
Women of the Church. This report was received as in- 
formation and the following recommendations adopted: 

1. Orange Presbytery expresses by a rising vote its grateful ap- 
preciation of the many outstanding achievements of the Women 
of the Church for the year 1955 under the leadership of Mrs. Victor 
King as president. 

2. Orange Presbytery calls the attention of the Women of the Church 
to the wonderful spiritual results found in the churches which 
have given priority to Christ's last Commandment known as the 
great commission. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Marion S. Huske, Chairman 
Mrs. Ralph M. Holt 
Ernest H. McCall 
Mrs. Glenn L. Dallas 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman. This 
report was received as information and the following 
recommendation adopted : 

That Rev. W. H. Kryder be approved as Co-chairman of the Sub- 
Committee on Evangelism. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Elder E. Frank Andrews, Chairman. 
The report was received as information with the following 
recommendations adopted : 

1. The Council of Orange Presbytery heartily endorses the 
Synod's Campaign for a new Consolidated Presbyterian Col- 
lege, and additional facilities at State Educational Institutions 
for Campus Christian Life, The Council regards this a most 
worthy and important undertaking deserving the full support 
of every Church and every Presbyterian. We recommend, 
therefore, that Orange Presbytery fully endorse the Campaign 
and its objectives, and that it be recommended to every local 
Church for its full support. 

2. That the Stated Clerk and Moderator be empowered to name 
principals and alternates to the General Assembly in 1956, 
in case those who have been elected as principals and alter- 
nates are unable to attend the Assembly. 

3. That the Stated Clerk be authorized to transfer Candidates 
to other Presbyteries, when necessary, without having a 
Called Meeting of Presbytery. 



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Recommendation No. 3 was rejected and the following recommendation 
adopted in its stead: that recommendation No. 3 be tabled and that in the 
interim the Stated Clerk be given the authority to dismiss candidates to 
other Presbyteries. 

E. Frank Andrews, Chairman 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTION 

REVEREND RAY KING AND THE MEADOWSIDE 
CHURCH requested that the pastoral relationship with 
this church be dissolved as of May 15, 1956. A resolution 
of the congregation of Meadowside Church in which 
was expressed its love and affection for Mr. King and 
his family as well as its appreciation for his earnest and 
sincere work was read. The request for the pastoral dis- 
solution was granted. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. John C. Whitley. 
The report as follows was adopted: 

1. Recommendation that Presbytery approve the call of the Ses- 
sion of the Church of the Covenant to Reverend Ray King 
to become Assistant Minister of the Church of the Covenant. 

The terms of the Call : 

1. Salary— $4,000.00 

2. House Allowance — $1,000.00 

3. Car Expense— $500.00 

4. Church's share in Minister's Annuity Fund 

5. An annual vacation of one month 

2. Recommendation that approval be given the Session of the 
Bethlehem Presbyterian Church to employ Reverend David 
R. Moorefield as supply pastor of said church from February 
1, 1956 to December 31, 1956. 

The terms of the Call are as follows : 

1. Salary— $100.00 per month 

2. Automobile Expense — $25.00 

3. Church's share in Ministers' Annuity Fund 

John C. Whitley, Chairman 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Allen McSween. 
Mr. McSween presented Mr. Charles E. Plumber, Pres- 
ident of the Men of Orange, who gave a report on Men*s 
Work within the bounds of Orange Presbytery. 

This report was received as information. 



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NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Ralph Buchanan. 
The report was adopted and the following elected: 

At a meeting of the Committee in Greensboro, April 5th, the fol- 
lowing Nominations were made: 

1. Elder B. H. Wolfe to replace Mr. DeWitt Kinsinger on the 
World Missions' Committee. Class of 1956. 

2. Rev, Louie V. Andrews to replace Dr. C. E. Hodgin on the 
Committee of Womens' Work. Class of 1957. 

3. Rev. E. C. Brammer, Jr., on Committee of Worship to serve 
with Moderator, Stated Clerk, and the Host Pastor. He is to 
serve three years, his term of office ending with the year 1958. 

.Respectfully submitted. 

Rev. M. S. Huske 

Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr. 

Rev. W. M. Currie 

Rev. Ralph L. Buchanan 

Elder Steve White 

Elder C. W. Perry 

SESSIONAL RECORDS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. J. P. H. McNatt. 
The following Sessional Record books were examined and 
approved as follows: 

1. Approved with exception of tardiness: ^ 

Speedwell 
El Bethel 
Little River 
Oak View 
Pittsboro 

2. Approved with exception : 
Bethlehem 

a. No session certified report in session book. 

b. No record that session called congregational meeting which 
was held March 5, 1955. 

J. P. H. McNatt, for the Committee 

This report was adopted. 

SUB-COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. J. T. Donnell. 
Mr. Donnell read a letter from Candidate Allen E. Mor- 
rison, under the care of Orange Presbytery, requesting 
that he be transferred to the Presbytery of Missouri. The 
request was granted. 



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Rev. J. T. Donnell then introduced Mr. Hardin W. King 
and Mr. Larry Ingle for the purpose of examination as 
candidates for the gospel ministry in accordance with 
paragraph 108, Book of Church Order. The examination 
in experimental religion and motives for desiring to be- 
come a minister was conducted by the Moderator and 
was sustained as satisfactory. The Moderator then pro- 
posed the questions required by the Book of Church 
Order, which were answered in the affirmative. The charge 
was delivered by Rev. Hardin A. King, father of Mr. 
H. W. King. A prayer of consecration was led by Rev. 
Charles DeSanto, Minister of Mr. Larry Ingle, and fol- 
lowed by the declaration of the Moderator. A report of 
the Sub-Committee on Candidates was read and received 
as information with the following recommendations being 
adopted : 

1. We recommend that Allen E. Morrison be transferred at his 
own request to the Missouri Presbytery to accept a call to 
work there. 

2. We recommend that as their applications and references are 
in order, Presbytery proceed to examine Homer Larry Ingle, 
and Hardin Watkins King with the view to their being re- 
ceived as candidates for the ministry. 

MODERATORIAL NOMINEE 

Rev. Joseph E. Flora, Jr. was designated as a Nominee 
for Moderator of Orange Presbytery for the Three Hun- 
dred Seventy-fourth Stated Meeting. 

RECESS FOR SUPPER 

Presbytery recessed for supper until 6:45 P.M. A prayer 
of thanksgiving was led by Rev. Marion J. Murray. 

PRESBYTERY RECONVENES 

Prayer was offered after Presbytery was reconvened. 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Edwin Brammer. 
The following report was read and adopted: 

Speaking in behalf of Orange Presbytery we wish to express our 
deep appreciation to the pastor, officers, and women of the Chapel 
Hill Presbyterian Church for their warm hospitality and generous 
provisions for our comfort and sustenance at this Spring meeting 
of Orange Presbytery. We extend especial thanks to the ladies of 
the Church for a very fine dinner delightfully served. 

We recommend that this report be adopted by a rising vote of 
thanks and appreciation. 

Edwin C. Brammer, Jr. 



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BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, REQUEST OF 

Was presented by the secretary, Dr. T. Henry Patterson, 
as follows: 

First: Transfer of Title of Property of 1201 Montlieu Avenue, 
High Point, N. C. 

The Board of Trustees request that Orange Presbytery direct its 
Trustees to give Title to the property located at 1201 Montlieu 
Avenue, High Point, N. C, formerly used as a Manse for the 
Crestwood-Randolph Churches to David Burrows and wife. Bertha 
T. Burrows, this property having been sold to Mr. and Mrs. Bur- 
rows for the amount of $9,000.00. 

Second: Purchase of land at Guilford College. 

The Board of Trustees request that Orange Presbytery empower 
and direct its Trustees to receive Title to land located near Guil- 
ford College in tract of land known as Archdale Acres, lots Nos. 
9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15; (approximately 4 acres) said property 
now being held under Option Contract on behalf of the Committee 
of Church Extension of Orange Presbytery; the total cost to be 
$17,000.00. 

T. Henry Patterson, Secretary 
Requests granted by action of Presbytery 
CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Dr. J. M. Garrison. The 
Christian Higher Education Committee gave its report 
with Dr. Garrison presiding. The report on the campaign 
for funds was received as information. 

There was not any unfinished nor any new business. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

New Hope Presbyterian Church, June 21, 1956, 2:00 P.M. 

READING AND CORRECTING MINUTES 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT 

After Presbytery had voted to adjourn, Elder Thornton 
Brooks led in prayer. 

Dr. Roy E. Watts, Moderator 
Rev. Irving E. Birdseye, Permanent Clerk 
Attested: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOURTH STATED MEETING 

NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
R. F. D. 2, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
June 21, 1956 

The Three Hundred Seventy Fourth Meeting of the Presby- 
tery of Orange was called to order at 2:05 P.M. by the Modera- 
tor, Dr. Roy E. Watts, in the New Hope Presbyterian Church, 
RFD 2, near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Thursday, June 
21, 1956. Dr. Watts then led Presbytery in prayer. 

Candidate C. E. Mills preached the sermon at the request of 
the Moderator as part of his trial for licensure, using the Text 
I John 3:11-18. 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present: 

ROLL 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander Robert B. Moffitt Burlington, First 

Louie V. Andrews- John H. Lewis Memorial 

W. M. Baker J. E. Warren Randolph 

Crestwood 

Vance Barron J. Gray McAllister, Jr. . Chapel Hill 

James T. Benjamin, Jr Dogwood Acres 

Irving E. Birdseye H. G. West Guilford Park 

William Brown Greenwood 

Speedwell 

Edwin C. Brammer, Jr. L. L. Holt Bessemer 

Ralph L. Buchanan John H, Wood Hawfields 

Cecil Callis .Robert Lee Neal, Sr Bethesda 

C. D. Covington Yanceyville 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. B. H. Wolfe Park Avenue 

W. M, Currie J. T. Benjamin, Sr. Greensboro, First 

Fred Carlson Greensboro, 1^'irst 

Earl H. Wilkins Greensboro, First 

Charles DeSanto Springwood 

A. p. Dickson H. C. Lambeth Buffalo (G) 

John E. Ensign Wilson Efland Efland 

W. W. Barker New Hope 

Joe Flora G eensboro, First 

W. L. Foley Dixon Thomas St. Andrews 

Clarence C. Cole Buffalo (L) 

Joe M. Garrison Edgar Allred Covenant 

Douglas Harper, Jr Pittsboro 

Marion S. Huske Westminster 

C. W. Jennings Riverview 

Frank S. Jones William J. Chambers El Bethel 

Hardin A. King M. C. Loy Shiloh 



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Ray E. King Covenant 

Carl May Frank Smith Griers 

Pleasant Grove 

J. P. H. McNatt Brentwood 

R. J. McMullen 

J. M. Millard Parker Causey Alamance 

K. M. Misenheimer E. H. Foust, Jr Siler City 

Mt. Vernon Springs 

H. R. Montgomery C. D. Taylor Glenwood 

David R. Moorefield George Laslie Bethlehem 

Guy M. Morrow Henry J. Thiel Stony Creek 

W. G. Smith Oakview 

David C. Moss R. M. Huffines Bethel 

M. J. Murray R. A. Watson, Sr. Jonesboro 

John Parks William M. Oliver Reidsville, First 

Z. T. Piephoff Sam A. Florence Bethany 

J. E. Ratchford R. T. Moore Madison 

Stoneville 

C. H. Reckard Sheppherd Strudwick Hillsboro 

Harry E. Smith 

W. Taliaferro Thompson ... 

Roy E. Watts Henry V. Koonts High Point, First 

W. H. Westerfield Tate Small East Burlington 

John C. Whitley Coy L. Stack Leaksville, First 

N. Wilson Morningside 

Edgewood 

B. B. Dalton Asheboro 

M. S. Walker Cross Roads 

R. D. Hughes Eno 

M. E. Yount Graham 

B. H. Benfield Haywood 

Harry P. Woods Little River 

Marvin H. Grant Meadowside 

F. Ray Taylor Piedmont 

C. B. Ellis Pocket 

L. B. Blakey Starmount 

Tom Gunn Sanford 



Churches with no elders present: Brentwood, Broadway, Crestwood, 
Cumnock, Dogwood Acres, Edgewood, Euphronia, Fairfield, Farmville,, 
Goldston, Greenwood, Gulf, Hillview, Hope View, Mebane, Milton, Morn- 
ingside, Mount Vernon Springs, Northside, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, 
Red House, Riverview, Salem, Smyrna, Speedwell, Springwood, Stoneville, 
Trinity, Wentworth, Westminster, White Hill. 



ELECTION OF MODERATOR-TEMPORARY CLERKS 



The nominee for Moderator of the Presbytery, Rev. Jo- 
seph E. Flora was elected by acclamation. Rev. Charles 
DeSanto and Rev. Louis V. Andrews were elected as 
Temporary Clerks. 

WORDS OF WELCOME 

Elder William Barker welcomed Presbytery to the New 
Hope Church and its new facilities upon its Two Hun- 
dredth Anniversary. 



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HISTORICAL STATEMENT OF NEW HOPE CHURCH 

Appeared printed on the back of the Docket as follows: 

NEW HOPE'S TWO HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY 

New Hope Church welcomes Orange Presbytery for its Summer meeting 
held at the church in connection with New Hope's two-hundredth anniver- 
sary. Two hundred years ago a group of pioneer families sought a new 
home in Orange County, North Carolina. Their first project after settle- 
ment was to establish a church. They named it "New Hope" to express 
their new-found hope in this community. For two hundred years the church 
has been central in the life of each succeeding generation. 

In each era of the community's development, buildings adequate for the 
days' needs have been constructed. The fourth building built in 1863 served 
until the new one was occupied in March of this year. 

Until 1948 the church had been served by ministers living at a distance 
from the church, thus limiting the amount of time given to the church pro- 
gram. In 1948, in cooperation with the newly founded Camp New Hope, 
the church was able to call the Rev. John E. Ensign as the first resident 
minister. The men and women of the church together dismantled an old 
army barracks, and using the best materials from it, literally built their 
first manse with their own hands. 

After completing and paying for the new manse in 1952, the members 
of the church set up a planning committee to study ways of adequately 
meeting the new responsibility placed upon the church by the growth of 
the community and by the guests from the camp attending services. An 
ambitious goal was set of completing, paying for, and dedicating a new 
church and church school building by the 200th Anniversary in August 
1956. 

The goal is close to realization. The new building with 7000 sq. feet of 
floor space and an evaluation of $85,000 is debt free. The sanctuary and 
balcony seats 275 people, there is a full fellowship hall on the ground 
floor, and class rooms for all age groups, besides a pastor's study and 
a choir room. 

The men and women of the church did most of the work themselves, 
spending nearly every Saturday and week night for some six months on 
construction. Over 5000 hours of skilled and semi-skilled labor were given 
by the pastor and members of the church, thus stretching the $50,000 
cash outlay. However, far more significant than the money saved by the 
"build it yourself" program was the fellowship development among the 
members and neighbors and the tremendous increase in interest in the 
church. Except for $5,000 from Presbytery Extension Committee, all the 
money was raised through the eff'orts of the 103 members themselves. 
During the fifteen months of planning and construction thirty new mem- 
bers joined the 103, which is the largest increase in the history of the 
church. This year's Church Extension folder describing the work of New 
Hope Church aptly states the feelings of the members concerning their 
church — "Life Begins at 200." The church faces the next 100 years with 
renewed interest and "new hope" for even greater service to both the 
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COMMITTEE ON ORDERS, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. John E. Ensign. The printed Doc- 
ket was approved as amended. The Committee on Chris- 
tian Education made a report instead of the Committee 
on Nominations which did not have a report to present 
at this meeting of Presbytery. 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
374th STATED MEETING 

Thursday, June 21, 1956, 2:00 P.M. 

2:00 Presbytery Called to Order Dr. Roy E. Watts, Moderator 

Sermon — Parts of Trial: 

Candidate C. E. Mills, Nashville, Tennessee 
2:30 Roll Call 

Election of Moderator — Temporary Clerks 

Words of Welcome Elder William Barker 

Report of Committee on Orders Rev. John E. Ensign 

Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications, Announcements — 

Campaign Report — Consolidated College and Campus 

Christian Life Rev. J. M. Garrison 

Standing and Special Committee Appointments 

by the Moderator 
Bills and Overtures \ 
Courtesy 
Installations 

Records and Amendments to B.O.C.O. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report of 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, Report of 

Elder E. Frank Andrews, Chairman 
Sub-Committee ON CANDIDATES, Report of 

Rev. J. T. Donnell, Chairman 
3:30 COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND 

HIS WORK, Report of Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE MANUAL, 

Report of Rev. Irving Birdseye 

Proposed Amendments to the Manual of Orange Presbytery 
COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 
Report of 
5:45 Recess for Supper — 
7:00 Reconvene for Evening Session 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, Report of 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, ReDort of 

Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman 
ANNUITIES AND RELIEF COMMITTEE, Report of 

Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, Chairman 
GENERAL FUND AGENCIES, Report of Rev. Z. T. Piephoff 
TRUSTEES OF CAMP NEW HOPE, Report of 

Elder Ralph Scott, Chairman 



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Unfinished Business 
New Business 

Reading and Correcting Minutes 
Adjournment 

VISITING BRETHREN 

There were none present at this meeting but ministerial 
students working within the Presbytery were introduced 
as well as Elders from the several churches attending 
for the first time. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were read, referred, and 
disposed of in the following manner indicated: 

(1) Excuses for not attending Presbytery were received from and 
permission granted for Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Rev. Samuel 
Cappel, Rev. James H. Wade, Rev. Carl Stark, Rev. W. L. 
Hodgin, Rev. W. M. Rice, and Rev. Allen C. McSween. Letters 
were read from Dr. T. H. Patterson and Rev. J. H. Wade. 
Presbytery took note of the fact of the recent heart attack 
of Dr. Patterson, whose condition was indicated as slowly 
improving. Mr. Wade, who had met with an accident which 
left him partially paralyzed since January, 1956, was indicated 
as being able to walk within his home without assistance. 

(2) A letter was received from Mr, Allan Strand, Jr., who is now 
serving in the United States Army as an enlisted man, rela- 
tive to his status as a licentiate. This letter by action of 
Presbytery was referred to the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work. 

(3) A letter was received from Mr. Theodore B. Pratt, Promo- 
tional Director for the Presbyterian Survey, urging the 
churches of the Presbytery to enroll in the Presbyterian Sur- 

- vey's Every Family Plan, whereby churches write the SUR- 
VEY into their budgets on the basis of a subscription for 
every resident family. The letter was received as information. 

(4) The Stated Clerk called attention to the date of meeting of 
the Synod of North Carolina— July 17, 18—2:00 P.M., Flora 
Macdonald College, Red Springs, North Carolina. 

(5) Dr. Chester Alexander made an announcement concerning the 
serious illness of Dr. T. H. Patterson, Executive Secretary 
of Orange Presbytery. Dr. Alexander stated that he had been 
requested to serve as Chairman of a Committee to receive a 
gift of appreciation for Dr. Patterson's faithful service to 
the Presbytery. The announcement relative to this project 
was enthusiastically received and endorsed by the action of 
Presbytery. 

(6) Dr. Joseph M, Garrison presented a progress report on the 
campaign for the Consolidated College and Campus Christian 
Life. His report was received as information. 



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REQUESTS FOR HONORABLE RETIREMENT 

Made by Dr. W. T. Thompson, Rev. A. P. Dickson, and 
Rev. J. M. Millard were granted. 

In granting the requests of Dr. W. Taliaferro Thompson, 
Rev. A. P. Dickson and Rev. J. M. Millard that they be 
placed on the Honor Roll because of having reached the 
age of seventy, Presbytery expressed the hope that they 
will continue to remain on the roll of Orange Presbytery 
to guide and counsel with us in the affairs of Christ's 
Kingdom. Upon request of the Moderator, Rev. M. S. 
Huske led in prayer for God's continued blessing upon 
these brethren. 

STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 
BY THE MODERATOR 

Were made as follows: 

Bills and Overtures — Dr. Roy E. Watts, Chairman, Rev. John 
Wilson and Elder H. G. West 

Courtesy — Rev. Ray King, Chairman, Rev. William Brown and 
Elder Earl Wilkins 

Installations — Rev. Reid Montgomery, Chairman, Rev. Louie V. 
Andrews and Elder Steve White 

Records and Amendments to B.O.C.O — Rev. Guy Morrow, Chair- 
man, Rev. Vance Barron and Elder C. 0. Smith 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Miss Helen Cole, Synod's Area Worker for Orange Pres- 
bytery was presented in order that she might give a re- 
port relative to A MANUAL OF ORGANIZATION AND 
OPERATION FOR THE GRAHAM PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH SCHOOL OF THE GRAHAM PRESBYTE- 
RIAN CHURCH. The following recommendation was 
adopted : 

That each church purchase for fifty cents a copy of the Graham 
Presbyterian Church Manual on Organization and Operation of 
the Church School and place it in the hands of the chairman of 
the Christian Education Committee; and that churches who de- 
sire to do so avail themselves of the services of Miss Cole in study- 
ing the manual and making their total program of Education 
more effective. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Elder E. Frank Andrews, Chairman. 
The report with the following recommendations was 
adopted : 



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Since a full report was made by the Council at the 373rd Stated 
Winter Meeting of Presbytery, January 19, 1956, and as another 
full report will be made at the Adjourned Fall meeting, Septem- 
ber 13, 1953, including the Report of the Stewardship Committee, 
the Council, at its meeting on June 14, 1956, voted unanimously 
to submit only the following recommendations to Presbytery for 
its approval and adoption: 

(1) That an Assistant Treasurer be appointed to sign checks 
' on the Benevolent and Operating Expense Funds of the 

Presbytery during the absence of our Benevolent Treasurer, 
T. Henry Patterson. 

And, that E. Frank Andrews be authorized by Presbytery 
to serve as Assistant Treasurer, and that he be bonded. That 
Mrs. K. L. Whittington, now authorized to sign checks on 
account of Office of Orange Presbytery and the Committee 
on Education, handling the funds in the capacity of Office 
Treasurer, also be bonded. 

And, that a joint bond, for a three year term, carrying all 
three names, T. Henry Patterson, E. Frank Andrews, Mrs. 
K. L. Whittington, totaling $15,000.00 ($5,000.00 each) be 
secured at a cost of $84.39. 

(2) On account of the fact that the Manual of the Presbytery 
is not explicit with respect to the effect of the incapacity of 
a member of the Board of Trustees of Orange Presbytery, 
"We, the Council of Orange Presbytery, recommend that 
the Presbytery grant its Board of Trustees the authority 
to act in its behalf by a two-thirds vote of its membership 
of six whenever it is unable to act with unanimity due to 
illness or other inabilities of one or more of its members." 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. Frank Andrews, Chairman 
Council of Orange Presbytery. 

SUB-COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Dr. Joseph M. Garrison for the Chair- 
man who introduced Candidate Carl E. Mills. By action 
of Presbytery, Mr. Mills was accepted as a Candidate 
on the basis of his transfer from the Presbytery of Nash- 
Nashville. His written parts of trial were approved as 
satisfactory. The Moderator examined the Candidate on 
Experimental Religion. This part of the examination was 
approved as satisfactory. The Committee on Examinations 
through Dr. Roy E. Watts conducted the examination in 
Theology; Rev. J. M. Millard in the Sacraments; Rev. 
Vance Barron in Church Government; and Rev. Marion 
J. Murray in English Bible after his diplomas were ac- 
cepted in lieu of examinations on his academic studies 
and original languages of the Holy Scriptures. These 
examinations were approved as satisfactory severally and 
as a whole. It was moved that this examination be ac- 



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cepted for ordination. Following Mr. Mills' affirmative 
answers to the questions required in paragraph 119 
B.O.C.O. the Presbytery was led in prayer by the Modera- 
tor and Mr. Mills was declared licensed to preach the 
Gospel after he had signed the book of Ministerial Ob- 
ligations. 

. The call of the Meadowside Church was presented by the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work and being 
found in order was placed in the hands of Mr. Carl E. 
Mills. 

rNSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was made by Rev. H. R. Montgomery, Chairman, who 
submitted the following report relative to the Ordination 
and Installation of Mr. Carl E. Mills in the Meadowside 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro: 

Commission to Ordain and Install Mr. Carl E. Mills in the Meadow- 
side Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C, Sunday, July 15, 
at 7:30 P.M.; Rev. J. W. Flora to preside and propound the con- 
stitutional questions; Rev. Allen McSween to preach the sermon; 
Rev. M. S. Huske to charge the congregation; Elder John Diefell 
to charge the pastor; Rev. M. S. Huske to offer prayer; Rev. 
Louie V. Andrews to serve as alternate minister. 

The report was adopted and by action of Presbytery this 
Committee was appointed as a Commission to Ordain and In- 
stall Mr. Carl E. Mills in the Meadowside Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman. The 
report with the following recommendations was adopted: 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work submits 
the following report: 

(1) The Commission would like to request the ministers and elders 
of the Presbytery to submit to the commission names of 
ministers whom they would like to challenge to come to 
Orange Presbytery. 

(2) The commission, at the request of Dr. James G. Patton, Ex- 
ecutive Secretary of the General Council of our Church, has 
endorsed the Plan Book prepared for use in the three year 
emphasis in our church. Forward With Christ, and recom- 
mends its use by the ministers, sessions, and churches of the 
Presbytery. 

(3) The commission has examined the call from the Meadowside 
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Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. The terms of the call are 
for an annual salary of $3,720,000, a $300.00 annual car al- 
lowance, a manse, and the regular payment of Annuity Fund 
dues. An annual four weeks vacation is promised. The com- 
mission finds the call to be in order and recommends that 
the call be placed in his hands. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John C. Whitley, Chairman 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE MANUAL, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Irving E. Birdseye, Chairman. 
The following report was adopted unanimously without 
exception in accordance with paragraph 51, page 89 of 
the Manual of Orange Presbytery relative to amending 
the Manual: 

Part 1. Proposed Amendments 

Your committee would submit the following amendments to be con- 
sidered and voted upon at the next Stated Meeting (June). 

A. The Commission on the Minister and His Work, page 59, add: 

**The Commission shall have the authority to dissolve pastoral re- 
lationships and to dismiss ministers to other Presbyteries within 
the General Assembly provided that the minister and the church 
or churches he serves request and concur in the dissolving of his 
pastoral relationship." 

"The Commission shall have the authority to transfer candidates 
under the care of Presbytery to any other Presbytery in the Gen- 
eral Assembly." 

B. The permanent Committees, page 64, insert new paragraph before 
sec. 1: "All permanent committees shall have their memberships 
divided into three classes with elections for vacancies coming at 
the Winter Stated Meeting each year." 

C. That the Manual be amended in several places so that all ap- 
pointments to Special Committees, elections of Trustees, Council 
members, and members of the Permanent Committees be held at 
the Winter Stated Meeting." (This will unify all elections and 
facilitate the preparation of the directory.) 

D. Procedure for Examination of Candidates, page 70 ff : 

Note: The committee approves and commends to the Presbytery 
the following amendment in order to assure a more thorough ex- 
amination yet avoid encumbering the work of a busy Presbytery. 
It is our feeling that this procedure will give the Presbytery a 
better knowledge of its candidates and be more meaningful ti 
them. The intention of this envolved amendment may be sum- 
marized as follows: To require a written and oral examination 
of every candidate before the Examining Committee on the day 
before Presbytery meets in addition to the examination before 
the Presbytery. 

Page 71, section "Second" change to read: 

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shaH c^mm-micate with the Chairman o-P the Committee Ca^^e 
of Candidates at least 2 months (several) prior to his examina- 
f^^n and qnet assio-nment for the ''Parts '^-'^ Trial" a^ se+^ "^orth in 
Paraerraph 116. These several written "Parts of Trial" as re- 
quired by the Book of Church Order shall be completed and 
in the hands '^f the Committee on Care of Candidates at least 
two (three) weeks prior to the meeting of Presbytery before 
which he intends to present himseH^ f^r examinati^^n. The Com- 
mittee of Presbvterv shall work sympathetically and understand- 
ingly with the Candidates and make very clear to him the natn^^o 
and extent of the written and oral examinations that shall be re- 
quired on Theology; The Sacraments; Church Government; and 
the English Bible. 

Add: The first nortion of the examination shall be held the da^^ 
before the meeting of Presbytery (3rd Thurs. of April, June and 
Januarv and 2nd Thurs. of Sept.) The written examination shall 
be on Ecclesiastical History and English Bible and shall be given 
in the morning. An oral examination by the Examining Commit- 
tee shall be given, in the afternoon of the same day. on the "parts 
of trial" which are required and in Theology, The Sacraments and 
Church Government. The second portion of the examination shall 
be before the whole Presbytery and shall ffer full opportunitv 
for questioning in all parts. Each part of this examination shall 
be prefixed by a full report of the Examining Committee on the 
previous examination with its recommendations. 

Change paragraph beginning "The Candidate shall also prepare 
..." page 71, at line 6 to read "This statement is not to exceed 
two thousand words in length and shall (may) be used." 

Part II. General Recommendations 

1. That a supplement to the Manual including all changes be pre- 
pared to insert in the back of the present printing. 

2. That the section pertaining to Procedure for Examination of Can- 
didates with a syllabus for the written examination as prepared 
by the Examining Committee be printed in separate form for dis- 
tribution to all candidates. 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE MANUAL 
OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Which had been read at the Three Hundred Seventy- 
Third Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery on January 
19, 1956 in the Alamance Presbyterian Church, R.F.D. 
10, Greensboro, were read by the Stated Clerk. The 
amendments proposed by the Rev. J. T. Donnel were 
relative to: 

(1) The election of members to fill vacancies and retiring classes 
on the Nominations Committee and 

(2) the nominations for replacing the retiring classes and filling 
vacancies of commitees, boards and other offices of the 
Presbytery. 

By action of Presbytery these proposed amendments were 
tabled. 



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tive to relieving the Nominations Committee of their responsi- 
bility of nominating Commissioners to the General Assembly 
was defeated. 

COMMISSIOMERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, REPORTS OF 

Were made by Rev. M. S. Huske, Dr. W. T. Thompson, 
Moderator of the General Assembly, Dr. Roy E. Watts, 
Rev. Hardin King, Rev. Charles DeSanto, Elder M. C. 
Loy, and Elder Frank Smith. Their reports were re- 
ceived as information. 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTION 

REV. JAMES RATCHFORD requested that his relation- 
ship with the Madison and Stoneville churches be dis- 
solved as of June 30, so that he might accept a call to 
the West Avenue Church, Charlotte, N. C, and that he 
be granted a Certificate of Transfer to the Presbytery 
of Mecklenburg. These churches concurred with him in 
his requests. These requests were also granted by action 
of Orange Presbytery. 

REV. JOHN E. ENSIGN requested that his relationship 
with the New Hope and Efland churches, and the Chris- 
tian Education Committee of Orange Presbytery be dis- 
solved as of September 1, and that he be granted a Cer- 
tificate of Transfer to the Presbytery of East Hanover. 
He is to become Executive Secretary of Christian Educa- 
tion for East Hanover Presbytery. These churches con- 
curred with him in his requests. These requests were also 
granted by action of Orange Presbytery. 

RECESS FOR SUPPER 

The motion to stand adjourned until 7:00 P.M. was 
carried. A prayer of thanksgiving was offered. 

RECONVENE FOR EVENING SESSION 

At 7:00 P.M., upon the reconvening of Presbytery, Rev. 
J. P. H. McNatt acted as chairman of a committee to 
give expression to the appreciation for the fellowship 
and services of these three members. Rev. M. S. Huske 
was called on to give a few facts relating to these breth- 
ren and to prepare brief statements to be incorporated 
in the minutes of Presbytery regarding these brethren. 

The facts as prepared are as follows: 

Dr. W. Taliaferro Thompson began his ministry in 1910 as Past':r 
of the Lexington, N. C. Church which was then included in Orange 
Presbytery, His work at Lexington was outstanding for his faith- 
ful preaching, work among the young people and for his zeal in 
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successful pastorates in Knoxville, Tenn. and Mobile, Ala., he 
began his service as Professor of Christian Education in Union 
Seminary in 1920, which lasted 36 years. During the past 36 years 
he has been a valued member of Orange Presbytery. By his coun- 
sel and membership on various committees he has rendered a note- 
worthy service. His election as Moderator of the 96th General As- 
^ sembly by acclamation was a merited honor and indicates his use- 

fulness to our entire Church. He is the first member of Orange 
Presbytery ever to be elected as Moderator of the General 
Assembly. 

Rev. A. P. Dickson has been Pastor of Buffalo Church for 32 years. 
His ministry has been characterized by fidelity to the word of 
God and thorough Gospel preaching. Under his leadership Buffalo 
Church founded and built Hope View and Memorial Churches, 
and started the movement and furnished the original leadership 
and substantial financial aid which led to the founding of Guilford 
Park Presbyterian Church. Mr. Dickson served as a member and 
chairman of the Home Missions Committee for a number of years. 
During his ministry the Church has been enlarged and a modern 
educational plant has been erected. 

Rev. J. M. Millard has been Pastor of Alamance Church for 32 
years. During these years he has been a faithful Pastor and able 
preacher. His ministry has been characterized by continuous evan- 
gelistic zeal which has resulted in a steady growth in Alamance 
Church membership and in a large number of young people vol- 
unteering for all time Christian service — both as ministers and 
directors of Religious Education. He has been a faithful Pres- 
byter and has served as chairman of many of our most important 
committees. The erection of a beautiful Church sanctuary as well 
as the completion of a modern educational building have been 
crowning achievements of his pastorate. 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Ray King. The 
following report was read and adopted: 

In view of the very gracious manner in which the New Hope 
Church has provided for Presbytery's needs and sought Pres- 
bytery's comfort in its 1956 summer meeting, your Committee 
on Courtesy would like to make the following recommendations: 

(1) That the Presbytery of Orange express by a rising vote of 
thanks its sincere gratitude to the New Hope Church, its 
pastor, the ladies who sacrificed their time and efforts to 
provide a delicious meal, and all others who have contributed 
to our pleasure here. 

(2) That the pastor of the church be requested to convey our 
gratitude to the congregation of the church, 

(3) That he be requested also to express to his people the com- 
mendation of Presbytery for the especially fine manner in 
which the people of this church have engaged to provide the 
kind of church facilities which are necessary for the pro- 
motion of an adequate church program in this community. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Earl Wilkins 
William Brown 
Ray King, Chairman 



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CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was prepared by the chairman, Rev. William Currie, 
which included reports of the Sub-commitee on Audits 
and Evangelism. His report was received as information 
and the following recommendations adopted: 

(1) The Church Extension Committee recommends to Orange Pres- 
bytery that it approve the request of the Spring-wood Church 
to borrow an amount as shall be necessary up to $8,000 from 
Synod's Loan Fund or other lending agencies. 

(2) Ths Church Extension Committee recommends to Orange Pres- 
bytery that it approve the request of the Stony Creek Church 
to borrow an amount as shall be necessary up to $5,000 from 
from Synod's Load Fund or other lending agencies. 

AUDIT COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the chairman, Elder Paul G. Boone. 
The report and following recommendations were adopted. 
The audits submitted were admitted to record as follows : 

REPORT OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE 

Detailed Audit of the books of Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer of 
Orange Presbytery, for the Church Year beginning on January 10, 1955 
and ending on January 10, 1956, was made by the firm of Lindsay, 
Squires and Everett, Certified Public Accountants of Greensboro, N. C, 
covering the following accounts : 

(1) General and Miscellaneous Benevolences 

(2) Operating Expense Fund (Presbytery's Tax) 

(3) Committee on Education 

(4) Office of Orange Presbytery 

(5) Trustees of Camp New Hope 

All books were found to be in order, accounts properly kept and books 
in balance. Signed certificate of the accounting firm is attached to and 
made a part of the audited report. 

Detailed audit of the books of the trustees of Orange Presbytery for 
the Church Year 1955, beginning on January 1, 1955 and ending on De- 
cember 31, 1955 was made by the firm Lindsay, Squires and Everett, 
Certified Public Accountants of Greensboro, N. C. These books are kept 
by Mr. Thomas M. Richmond, who is treasurer of the trustees. The books 
were found to be in order, well kept and in balance. Signed certificate of 
the accounting firm is attached and made a part of the audited report. 

Detailed audit of the books of the Committee on Church Extension for 
the Church Year 1955, beginning on January 1, 1955 and ending on Jan- 
uary 13, 1956, was made by Mr. R. D. White, accountant of Burlington, 
N. C. These books are kept by Dr. Chester Alexander, treasurer of the 
committee. The audited report indicates that the books are accurately 
kept and that proper accounting has been made of all receipts and dis- 
bursements. 



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Examination of the books covering the Operation and Maintenance 
Funds of Camp New Hope for the church year 1955, beginning on Jan- 
uary 1, 1935 and ending on December 31, 1955 was made by Seidman 
and Seidman, Certified Public Accountants of High Point, N. C. As 
stated in the certificate signed by the accounting firm, the examination 
was confined to the records maintained at the camp. Recorded receipts 
were audited but not confirmed by correspondence with the many sources 
of income. Disbursements were tested by examination of cancelled checks, 
invoices and other supporting data. 

It is the recommendation of this committee that all of the audited re- 
ports referred to above be printed in and made a part of the minutes of 
this Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery, both as a matter of informa- 
tion and as a permanent record. 

Signed: Paul G. Boone, Chairman 
Rev. Hardin A. King 
W. C. Buchanan 

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Lindsay, Squires & Everett 

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS 

GREENSBORO. N. C. 

February 27, 1956 

Chairman Auditing Committee 
Orange Presbytery 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

Dear Sir: 

In accordance with your instructions, we have audited the books of 
account and financial records of 

T. HENRY PATTERSON, TREASURER 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Greensboro, North Carolina 

for the period from January 10, 1955 through January 10, 1956, and sub- 
mit herewith our report consisting of : 

Exhibit "A" — Receipts and Disbursements 

General and Miscellaneous Benevolences 

Exhibit "B" — Receipts and Disbursements 
Operating Expense Fund 

Exhibit "C" — Receipts and Disbursements 
Committee on Education 

Exhibit "D" — Receipts and Disbursements 

Office of Orange Presbytery 

Exhibit "E" — Receipts and Disbursements 

Trustees, Camp New Hope 

Schedule 1 — Bank Reconciliation 

Orange Presbytery 

Schedule 2 — Bank Reconciliation 

Committee on Christian Education 

All recorded receipts were verified and traced to the depository bank. 

Expenditures are supported by endorsed cancelled checks, all of which 
were examined by us with the exception of those which had not been pre- 
sented to the bank for payment at the date of our examination. 

In our opinion, subject to the comments in the preceding paragraph, 
as to checks outstanding and unpaid at January 10, 1956, the statements 
of receipts and disbursements. Exhibits "A" through "E," correctly re- 
flect the Treasurer's receipts and disbursements for the period then ended. 

Lindsay, Squires & Everett 
Certified Public Accountants 



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Exhibit "A" 

GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS BENEVOLENCES 
T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
From January 10, 1955 through January 10, 1956 

Cash Cash 

Balance Receipts Disbursements Balance 

1-11-55 1-10-56 

Receipts and Disbursements 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 

Board of World Missions.-$ $ 67,243.89 $ 67,243.89 $ 

Board of Church Extension 27,650,38 27.650.38 

Board of Education 7,632.67 7,632.67 

Board of Annuities 

and Relief 9,879.10 9,879.10 

General Fund ( .10) 16,406.78 16,406.68 

Inter-Church Agencies 479.53 479.53 

SYNOD CAUSES: 



Church Extension 


9,713.11 


9,713.11 


Educational Institutions 


35,980.46 


35,980.46 


Campus Christian Life 


4,639.29 


4,639.29 


Religious Education in 






the Synod 


5,725.18 


5,725.18 


Barium Springs Orphanage 22.50 


16,504.53 


16,527.03 


Presbyterian Home for 






the Aged 


6,104.32 


6,104.32 


Inter-Church Relations 


479.17 


479.17 



WORK OF PRESBYTERY: 

Church Extension 60,242.80 60,242.80 

Ministerial Rehef 954.43 704.43 250.00 

Office of Orange Presbytery 14,404.46 14,404.46 
Religious Education 

in the Presbytery (134.63) 10,406.52 10,271.89 

Trustees, Camp New Hope 1,088.00 1,088.00 

Miscellaneous 1,648.68 1,648.68 

Balance per Books $842.20 $296,228.87 $296,821.07 $250.00 

Cash on Deposit (Exhibit "D") $250.00 

Exhibit "B" 

OPERATING EXPENSE FUND 
T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

From January 10, 1955 through January 10, 1956 

Balance, January 11, 1955 $ 75.55 

Receipts from Presbytery Tax 5,526.08 

Total Receipts $5,601.63 
Expenditures 
Tax: 

General Assembly $2,457.26 

Synod of N. C. 860.36 $3,317.62 



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Stated Clerk: ' 

Salary Clerk, Temporary Clerk 510.00 
Expense Stated Clerk's Office: 

Printing Minutes and Dockets $ 755.53 

Postage and Office Supplies 87.51 843.04 

Commission Expense — Traveling 236.02 
Treasurers' Office: 

Postage, Office Supplies, Printing $ 156.90 

Audit — Orange Presbytery 30.00 

Audit— Board of Trustees 25.00 

Box Rent 18.00 

Bond Premium . 56.25 

Bank Service Charge 23.69 309.84 5,216.52 



Balance per Books 

Balance per Bank (Schedule 



$ 385.11 

1) $ 385.11 



COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 
T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
From January 10, 1955 through January 10, 1956 
Balance, January 10, 1955 $ 3,526.15 

Less: Overdraft in Benevolent 

Disbursements (Exhibit "A" 1955) 134.63 



Exhibit "C 



Adjusted Balance $ 3,391.52 
Receipts 

From Churches — Regular Benevolences $10,406.52 

From L. Richardson Trust Fund 440.00 10,846.52 



Total Receipts and Balance 

Brought Forward $14,238.04 

Disbursements 

John E. Ensign $1,604.12 
Annuity— John E. Ensign 189.74 $ 1,793.86 



Jack Hudson $ 333.33 

Mrs. Jack Hudson 

(Camp Secretary) 300.00 633.33 



Leadership Schools: 

District No. 1 100.00 

Bible Schools: 

Materials $ 42.10 

Bible School Workers 300.00 342.10 



Committee Expense: 

Promotional Work ' $ 240.22 

Office Rent Area Worker 25.00 265.22 



Capital Expenditures: 

Projector $ 124.50 

Typewriter 182.50 307.00 



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Curtailment of Mortgage 

Balance, January 10, 1956 

Balance per Bank 

Less: Outstanding Check No. 174 

Balance (Schedule 2) 



6,000.00 9,441.51 



$ 4,796.53 
$ 4,821.53 
25.00 

4,796.53 
Exhibit "D" 



OFFICE OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 
RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
From January 10, 1955 through January 10, 1956 



Receipts : 

Balance, January 10, 1955: 
Office of Orange Presbytery 
Ministerial Relief Fund 

From Churches 

L. Richardson Trust Fund 

Honorariums 

Total Receipts and Balance / 
Brought Forward 

Disbursements: 

Salaries: 

Executive Secretary $5,999.98 

Annuity 517.50 $6,517.48 

Office Secretary $3,600.00 
Extra Secretarial Help 412.86 
F. I. C. A. Taxes 113.00 4,125.86 

Group Insurance 

Travel and Office Expense: 

Executive Secretary $1,442.92 

Office Rent 720.00 

Office Supplies and Postage 279.52 

Promotion and Committee Expense 111.35 

Miscellaneous 97.18 

Office Equipment 
Disbursement — Ministerial 
Relief Fund 

Treasurer's Balance, January 10, 1956 

Composed of: 

Balance — Office of Orange Presbytery 
Ministerial Relief Fund 

Balance — Security National Bank 



$ 3,462.88 
954.43 

$14,404.46 
616.00 
60.00 



$10,643.34 
137.80 



2,650.97 
559.68 
704.43 



$ 4,417.31 



15,080.46 



$19,497.77 



14,696.22 
; 4,801.55 



4,551.55 
250.00 

4,801.55 



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Exhibit "E' 



TRUSTEES, CAMP NEW HOPE 
T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
From January 10, 1955 through January 10, 1956 



$2,031.04 
7,500.00 



Receipts 

Balance, January 11, 1955 
Contributions from Churches 
Contributions from Individuals 
Committee on Christian Education 
Interest 

Total Receipts and Balance 
Brought Forward 

Disbursements 

Swimming Pool: 

R. D. Tillson, Architect- 
Part Payment 
J. R. Ingram, Treasurer 
J. R. Ingram, Treasurer 

Equipment (Folding Chairs) 

Insurance 

Printing 

Miscellaneous 



Check No. 685 dated January 9, 1956 

Payable to J. R. Ingram to Close Account 

Balance, T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer, 
January 10, 1956 



BANK RECONCILIATION 
T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
January 10, 1956 
Bank Reconciliation — Guilford National Bank, 
Greensboro, N. C: 
Balance per Bank 
Less: Outstanding Checks 



$1,073.00 
7,964.09 
3,000.00 
258.86 



$ 5,087.85 



12,295.95 



$17,383.80 



$1,500.00 

9,531.04 

208.25 
468.44 
594.85 
12.21 



12,314.79 
$ 5,069.01 
5,069.01 

$ -0- 

Schedule 1 



$35,105.91 



Number Amount 



3576 
3577 
3578 
3579 
3580 
3581 
3584 
3585 
3586 
3588 
3591 
3599 
3600 



$11,814.37 
6,629.00 
1,632.37 
7,498.08 
3,266.34 
125.00 
339.65 
200.00 
200.00 
1,326.96 
1,039.03 
130.00 
300.00 



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3601 200.00 

3602 20.00 34,720.80 



Balance, Guilford National Bank $ 385.11 



Schedule 2 

BANK RECONCILIATION 
T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 
COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
January 10, 1956 

Balance per Bank $4,821.53 

Less: Outstanding Check No. 174 25.00 



Balance per Books (Exhibit "C") $4,796.53 



Lindsay, Squires & Everett 

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS 

GREENSBORO. N. C. 

June 6, 1956 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

Gentlemen: 

We have examined the accounts and financial records of 
T. M. RICHMOND, TREASURER 
TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

for the year ended December 31, 1955. We submit herewith our report 
consisting of Exhibit "A," Cash Receipts and Disbursements and Analysis 
of Changes in Assets Held by Funds, together with the following com- 
ments. 

COMMENTS 

Stone Estate Trust Fund — $24,000.00— Invested as follows: 
Loans 

First Presbyterian Church, Leaksville, N. C. $ 9,000.00 

Greenwood Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, N. C. 2,500.00 
Dogwood Acres Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, N. C. 2,900.00 
Memorial Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 4,000.00 



$18,400.00 



Savings and Cash on Hand 

Home Federal Savings and Loan Association, 

Greensboro, N. C. 4,000.00 
Security National Bank, Greensboro, N. C. 1,600.00 



$24,000.00 



All income earned on this fund is distributable to the First Presby- 
terian Church, Leaksville, N. C. The distributions during the period under 
review amounted to $731.16 consisting of the following income received: 



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41 



Interest on Loans 

First Presbyterian Church, Leaksville, N. C. $ 315.00 

Memorial Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 160.00 

Greenwood Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, N. C. 136.66 

Dogwood Acres Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, N. C. 120.00 



731.66 



Maryland Hickerson Fund— $1,250.00 

The principal amount of this fund is loaned to the Memorial Presby- 
terian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 

The income on this account is restricted to the African Board of 
World Missions. An analysis of income shows the following. 

Balance on Hand, January 1, 1955 $ 25.00 

Interest on Loan 50.00 



$ 75.00 

Remittance to Board of World Missions 75.00 



Cash Balance, December 31, 1955 $ -0- 

Cora Harrison Fund— $500.00 

This amount is on deposit with the Home Federal Savings and Loan 
Association, Greensboro, N. C. 

The income from this fund is restricted to the support of aged minis- 
ters and their immediate dependents. 

An analysis of the income from this account shows the following: 
Cash Balance, January 1, 1955 $ 6.25 

Interest on Savings 21.25 



$ 27.50 

Disbursements $ -0- 



Cash Balance, December 31, 1955 $ 27.50 
General Fund— $235.86 
Analyzed as follows: 

Balance, January 1, 1955 $ 246.86 
Stocks — Contributed for 

Camp New Hope $7,949.09 

Contribution— D. P. Foust Estate 3,746.08 11,695.17 



11,942.03 



Disbursements: 

Camp New Hope $7,949.09 

Treasurer's Office Expense 11.00 

D. P. Foust Fund 3,746.08 11,706.17 



235.86 



The General Fund is used as a clearance account and any designated 
funds contained therein will be remitted to the respective agencies. Any 
funds not designated remain at the disposal of the Trustees. 

Cash on hand in the amount of $2,002.11 as shown in Exhibit "A" 
is on deposit with the Security National Bank, Greensboro, N. C. 

Lindsay, Squires & Everett 
Certified Public Accountants 



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COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 
OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

I have audited the books of Rev. Chester Alexander, Treasurer of the 
Committee on Church Extension of Orange Presbytery, as of the close 
of business January 13, 1956. I find the books to be accurately kept. 

The audit shows cash balance of deposit in the Security National Bank 
of Burlington, as of January 13, 1956, to be $8,814.71. 

Bonds, totalling $6,000.00 are as follows: 

U. S. Treasury 21/2% -72 No. 24481 A $5,000.00 

U. S. Treasury 21/2% -72 No. 162676 F $1,000.00 

I find the Treasurer bonded for $20,000.00 which was tha amount speci- 
fied by action of the Committee on Church Extension. 

The audit shows all receipts and disbursements accounted for with the 
following checks outstanding in process of collection: 

Nos. 2259, 2267, 2272, 2273, 2274, 2275, 2276, 2277, 2278 and 2279— 
total amount $18,680.00. 

Respectfully submitted this 17th day of January, 1956. 

R. D. White, Auditor 



Total Bank Deposit January, 1955 $13,751.45 

RECEIPTS: 

Note— Security Bank, Burlington, N. C $ 5,925.00 

Orange Presbytery 60,242.80 

L. Richardson Trust Fund 2,530.00 

Foust Estate . 3,746.08 

Minister's Annuity (21/2%) 294.24 

Coupon Clippings 75.00 

Board of Christian Education 

(Guilford Park Church) 3,000.00 

Memorial Presbyterian Church (Refund) 500.00 

N. C. Synod, General Fund (Northside Church) _. 5,000.00 
Northside Presbyterian Church 2,000.00 

^Miscellaneous 190.28 $83,503.40 

TOTAL $97,254.85 

DISBURSEMENTS: 

Salaries $19,730.00 

Dr. H. R. McFayden (Travel Expense) 500.00 

407 Hillcrest Drive, Greensboro, N. C. 1,231.71 

Minister's Annuity 1,320.51 

*Loans 9,900.00 

*Building . .... ... ... . 38,976.65 

N. C. Synod, General Fund (Northside Church) 5,000.00 

Northside Presbyterian Church 2,000.00 

Printing 235.00 

Presbytery Meeting (Dr. A. R. Byrd) 100.00 

Interest — Note 90.00 

Board of Christian Education 

(Guilford Park Church) 3,000.00 

Mayfair Cafeteria (Church Extension dinner) 85.77 

Security National Bank 6,000.00 

*Miscellaneous ._ . . 270.50 $88,440.14 

Balance on bank deposit, January 13, 1956 $ 8,814.71 



EXPLANATIONS: 
Receipts : 

Miscellaneous: Minister's Annuity dues for Euphronia 
Church for Rev. Olin Whitener 
Minister's Annuity refund on Scott Poole 
Northside Church (Loan) 



$ 20.28 
20.00 
150.00 



$ 190.28 



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Disbursements : 

Loans: Northside Church (Note) $ 4,000.00 

Northside Church (Temporary Loan) 1,000.00 

Trinity Church 2,500.00 

Park Avenue Church (Manse) . 1,500.00 

First Presbyterian Church, High Point 500.00 

Rev. Olin Whitener 400.00 



$ 9,900.00 

Building: Starmount Church $ 4,326.65 

East Burlington Church 500.00 

Grier's Chapel 500.00 

Joyce Chapel 750.00 

New Hope Church 5,000.00 

Memorial Presbyterian Church 2,000.00 

Bethany Church 10,000.00 

Guilford Park 5,000.00 

Meadowside Church 250.00 

Crestwood and Randolph Manse 1,500.00 

Morningside Church 1,250.00 

Trinity Church 2,000.00 

Riverview Church Manse 400.00 

Park Avenue Church 2,500.00 

Hopeview Church 1,000.00 

Randolph Church 1,000.00 

Dogwood Church 1,000.00 



$38,976.65 

Miscellaneous: Box Rent $ 5.50 

Church Extention Pool Fund 55.00 

Bookkeeping 60.00 

- Northside Church (Loan) 150.00 



$ 270.50 

SEIDMAN & SEIDMAN 

Certified Public Accountants 

SECURITY NATIONAL BANK BLDG. 

HIGH POINT. N. C. 
June 11, 1956 

Reverend John Ensign 
Camp New Hope 
Route 2 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
Sir: 

We have examined the statement of cash receipts and cash disburse- 
ments of the Operating and Maintenance Funds of Camp New Hope for 
the year ended December 31, 1955. Our examination was confined to the 
records maintained at the camp. 

Cash in bank was reconciled with the balances reported to us by the de- 
positaries. Cash receipts were test-checked to duplicate receipt records and 
traced to the bank statements. We did not correspond with the churches, 
etc. for independent confirmation of the receipts. Cash disbursements were 
tested by examination of cancelled checks, invoices and other supporting 
data. 

The cash balance at December 31, 1955 comprised demand deposits in 
the Bank of Chapel Hill for the operating fund ($555.25) and in the Uni- 
versity National Bank for the maintenance fund ($1,046.53). 



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45 



Because of our inability to verify all the possible receipts of your or- 
ganization, and because of the lack of internal control in that connection, 
we are not in a position to express an opinion in regard to the accompany- 
ing statements. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Seidman & Seidman 
Certified Public Accountants 
CAMP NEW HOPE 
Statement of Cash Receipts and Cash Disbursements 
Year Ended December 31, 1955 

Operating Maintenance 



Cash balance, January 1, 1955 

Receipts : 
Camp fees 
Food charges 
Rental of grounds 
Store 

Contribution (equipment) 

Total receipts 

Total cash available 
Disbursements (schedule attached) 



Fund 

323.05 



9,956.34 
8,455.91 

628.92 



$19,364.22 
18,808.97 



Fund 

$1,058.66 



3,826.55 
354.22 



$5,239.43 
4,192.90 



Total 

$ 1,381.71 



$ 9,956.34 
8,455.91 
3,826.55 
628.92 
354.22 



$19,041.17 $4,180.77 $23,221.94 



$24,603.65 
23,001.87 



Cash balance, December 31, 1955 

CAMP NEW HOPE 
Cash Disbursements 
Year Ended December 31 



$ 555.25 $1,046.53 $ 1,601.78 



1955 



Dining hall: 
Food 
Salaries 

Program : 
Staff salaries 
Supplies for recreation 

and craft 
Travel — including $41.65 

for director 

Maintenance : 
Salaries 
Supplies 

Care of grounds 

Health: 
Campers insurance 
Salary 
Supplies 

Publicity and office: 
Salary 
Supplies 
Postage 
Telephone 
Publicity 



OPERATING 
FUND 



$9,833.96 
3,331.00 



$1,292.92 (1) 
314.54 



198.05 



$ 310.00 
340.57 



$ 441.75 (2) 
297.50 (3) 
134.82 



$13,164.96 



1,805.51 



874.07 



530.00 
216.83 
167.26 
100.35 
79.42 



1,093.86 

648.30 
284.39 
182.77 

80.34 
24.20 



MAINTENANCE 
FUND 



$1,570.00 
851.29 

650.57 144.76 $2,506.05 



10.37 
223.94 



TOTAL 

$13,164.96 



1,805.51 



3,216.62 



Store purchases 
Gas 

Electricity 
Truck 

Miscellaneous 
Equipment ($354.22 contributed) 
Insurance — property, etc. 
Fuel 

Totals $18,808.97 

(1) After deducting $867.08 received from outside organizations 

(2) After deducting $162.50 received from outside organizations 

(3) After deducting $212.50 received from outside organizations 



234.31 



6.48 
212.41 
243.12 
25.89 
469.87 
309.53 
125.19 

$4,192.90 



874.07 



1,328.17 

648.30 
290.87 
395.18 
323.46 
50.09 
469.87 
309. .53 
125.19 

$23,001.87 



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SUB-COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. M. S. Huske. The 
report with the following proposed amendments to the 
Manual was adopted. 

The Sub-Committee on Evangelism of the Church Extension Com- 
mittee feels that the program of Evangelism is of such great 
importance that a permanent committee of Presbytery should be 
formed with the responsibility of promoting and directing this 
work. Therefore, we recommend that the Manual be amended to 
provide for such a permanent committee. Namely, following 
paragraph No. 8 Christian Education, Page 70, that the Section 
read as follows: 

"9. Evangelism — This Committee shall be composed of six mem- 
bers, three ministers, two laymen (one of whom shall be the 
President of the Men of the Church), and one woman, who shall 
be Chairman of Spiritual Growth of the Women of the Church. 
It shall be the duty of this Committee to plan and promote evan- 
gelism throughout the Presbytery. 

This Committee shall be authorized to form a Council of Evangel- 
ism along the lines suggested by our General Assembly. 

This Committee shall make a written report at each winter meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

The Chairman of the Committee of Evangelism shall be ex officio 
a member of the Committee on Church Extension. 

The Chairman and members shall be elected by Presbytery." 

' ■ Secondly, we recommend that an amendment to the Manual of 

Orange Presbytery, Page 68, item "d" of Committee of Church 
Extension shall read: 

"(d) Evangelism — All plans for evangelism requiring considera- 
tion and action by the Committee on Church Extension shall be 
brought before the Committee by the Chairman of Evangelism, 
who is ex officio a member of the Committee of Church Extension." 

\ The paragraph now found on pages 68 and 69 beginning "This 
Committee — " and ending "that may be of assistance to this Com- 
mittee" be deleted. 

Marion S. Huske 
W. R. Kryder 

^ ■ Co-chairmen 

Sub. Com. on Evangelism 
Evangelism 

The above proposed amendments to the Manual were given 
to the Stated Clerk to be acted upon at the next Stated Meet- 
ing, January 17, 1957, in accordance with paragraph 51, p. 89, 
of the Manual of Orange Presbytery relative to amending the 
Manual. 



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47 



ANNUITIES AND RELIEF COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, 
which was received as information. 

GENERAL FUND AGENCIES, REPORT OF 

Was presented for the chairman, by Rev, K. M. Misen- 
heimer, and received as information with the following 
recommendation adopted : 

That each church of Orange Presbytery include this Fund in 
its budget for 1957 for the full amount asked and do every- 
thing possible to see that this asking is met in full. 

TRUSTEES OF CAMP NEW HOPE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Elder Ralph Scott. His 
report which dealt with the development of the recently 
constructed pool at Camp New Hope was received as in- 
formation. A recommendation that the Presbytery go on 
record commending Mr. Lunsford Richardson, Jr., for his 
efforts in bringing the pool project to completion and 
that the Stated Clerk inform him of this action was 
adopted. 

INVITATION TO PRESBYTERY BY THE BUFFALO (L) CHURCH 

Was accepted to hold the Fall Adjourned Meeting there 
on September 13, 1956, 2:00 P.M. There was not any un- 
finished nor any new business. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 
After Presbytery voted to adjourn, the Moderator asked 
Dr. R. J. McMullen, Sr. to lead in prayer and pronounce 
the Apostlic Benediction. 

Rev. Joseph M. Flora, Jr., Moderator 
Rev. Irving E. Birdseye, Permanent Clerk 
Attest: Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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INDEX 

v Page 
ADDRESSES— PERMANENT COMMITTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 4 

AMENDMENTS TO THE MANUAL . _.. 13, 29, 30, 46 

Adopted __ 29 

Proposed _ 13, 30, 46 

AUDITORS' RFPORTS . _ 35-45 

CANDIDATES . . 5, 18, 19, 21, 27 

licensed — C. E. Mills 21, 27 

Received— H. L. Ingle, H. W. King, C. E. Mills . 19, 27 

Transferred— Z. T. Piephoff, Jr., A. E. Morrison 5 

CLERKS. TEMPORARY, ELECTED _ _ 22 

COMMISSIONERS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY, REPORT OF 31 

COMMISSION, APPOINTED TO ORDAIN AND INSTALL 

LICENTIATE C. E. MILLS . ... . 28 

COMMISSIONS, REPORTS OF . ._ 9, 12, 14, 15, 17, 28 

Installations of : Rev. James T. Benjamin, Jr 15 

Rev. Samuel S. Cappel 15 

Rev. C. W. Jennings 14 

Judicial 12 

Minister and His Work 17, 28 

Organization of Momingside Church, Sanford .. 9 

COMMITTEES— APPOINTED 16, 18, 26 

Bills and Overtures 26 

Courtesy 26 

Evangelism, Sub-Committee of 16 

Installations 26 

Records and Amendments 26 

Worship ... . . 18 

COMMITTEES— REPORTING 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32. 33, 47 

Annuities and Relief 47 

Audit ..... 33 

Christian Education . 17, 26 

Church Extension _. 16, 33 

Evangelism, Sub-Committee - 46 

Courtesy 19, 32 

General Agencies 47 

Higher Education ... 20, 25 

Candidates, Sub-Committee 18, 27 

Installations 28 

Manual, Special Committee 13, 29 

Nominations 18 

Sessional Records 18 

Women's Work _. 16 

COMMUNICATIONS 5, 9, 25 

COUNCIL, REPORT OF ... ... . 16, 26 

HISTORICAL STATEMENT. NEW HOPE CHURCH 23 

LICENTIATE ALLAN STRAND. JR 25 

MILLS, C. E. 21, 27 

Sermon for Licensure ... .. 21 

Reception as Candidate from Nashville Presbytery 27 

Examination for Licensure 27 

MINISTERS 9, 31 

Change in Terms of Calls 9 

Dismissed . 31 

Rev. John E. Ensign to East Hanover Presbytery 
Rev. James Ratchford to Mecklenburg Presbytery 

MODERATOR 19, 22 

Nomination of 11 19 

Election of 22 

MORNINGSIDE CHURCH ORGANIZED 9, 11 

Resolution re: Rev. Chalmers McCutchen, Dr. T. H. Patterson 11 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTIONS 17, 31 

Efland, New Hope Churches and Rev. John E. Ensign 31 

Madison, Stoneville Churches and Rev. James Ratchford 31 

Meadowside Church and Rev. Ray King 17 

PASTORAL RELATIONS ESTABLISHED 14, 15 

Dogwood Acres Church with Rev. James T. Benjamin, Jr 15 

Mebane Church with Rev. Samuel S. Cappel 15 

Riverview Church with Rev. C. W. Jennings - ... . 14 

PRESBYTERY 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 20, 21, 24, 25, 47 

Attendance - 5, 6, 21 

Dockets - - - - 8, 24 

Meetings of 5, 6, 21 

Ministerial Roll ... .- - 3 

Permanent Committees' Addresses — . 4 

Time and Place of Next Meetings 20, 47 

Visiting Brethren - 8, 25 

RETIREMENT. MINISTERS' -.- - -- - 26, 31, 32 

Requests for Honorable Retirement 26 

Recognition of - 31, 32 

Rev. A. P. Dickson - - - - 32 

Rev. J. M. Millard - 32 

Dr. W. T. Thompson - 31 

TRUSTEES. REPORT OF - _ - -- 20. 47 

Camp New Hope - 47 

Orange Presbytery - 20 

SUNDAY SCHOOL MANUAL . - 26 

SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. Date and Place of .- - - 25 



URGE YOUR FELLOW CHRISTIANS TO REMEMBER 
IN THEIR WILLS THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
AND ITS INSTITUTIONS 



FORM OF BEQUEST 



"I , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North Carolina (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's work as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the bequest 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 
tery.) 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of 
people who would like to leave at least a part of their money 
or property where it will be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Master. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good 
securities ; the income from the investments to be given by 
the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institu- 
tion which in its judgment appears to be the most de- 
serving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequest in 
this way: 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security 
of the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most good at that time. 

"3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the Pres- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause that year ; 
in fact, where it was most needed each year." 



OF THE 

FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 

BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
R. F. D. 1 
Sanford, N. C. 
September 13, 1956 

CALLED MEETING 

PARK AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
November 12, 1956 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIFTH STATED MEETING 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE COVENANT 
Greensboro, N. C. 
January 17, 1957 

ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE 
THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIFTH STATED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
January 22, 1957 

CALLED MEETING 

PARK AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
February 21, 1957 

CLXXXVIII 
NO. 1 
DIRECTORY EDITION 



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OF THE 

FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 

BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
R. F. D. 1 
Sanford, N. C. 
September 13, 1956 

CALLED MEETING 

PARK AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
November 12, 1956 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIFTH STATED MEETING 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE COVENANT 
Greensboro, N. C. 
January 17, 1957 

ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE 
THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIFTH STATED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
January 22, 1957 

CALLED MEETING 

PARK AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
February 21, 1957 

CLXXXVIII 
NO. 1 
DIRECTORY EDITION 



ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



Alexander, Chester, D.D 504 Fountain PL, Burlington 

Andrews, Louie V 1729 McKnight Mill Rd., Greensboro 

Baker, W. M 1600 E. Lexington, High Point 

Barron, Vance, Th.M Box 505, Chapel Hill 

Benjamin, James T., Jr Rt. 2, Asheboro 

Biraseye, Irving E 2319 Fairfield Ave., Greensboro 

Brammer, Edwin C, Jr 714 Elwell Ave., Greensboro 

Brown, Ben F ....R.F.D. 10, Box 269, Greensboro 

Buchanan, Ralph L Rt. 1, Mebane 

Bullock, P. Leslie, Th.D Flora Macdonald College, Red Springs 

Callis, Cecil C Box 207, Yanceyville 

Cappel, Samuel S. Mebane 

Carson, R. Don, Th.M 212 Hawkins St., Sanford 

Cheshire, C. L., Jr., Th.M., S.C. 421 Wildwood Lane, Buriington 

Currie, W. M 1205 Colonial, Greensboro 

Dickson, Albert P. - - Plumtree, N. C. 

Flora, Joseph W., Jr . 804 W. Bessemer, Greensboro 

Foley, W. L ..Rt. 3, Sanford 

Garrison, Joseph M., D.D 214 N. Ridgeway Dr., Greensboro 

Gillespie, E. E., D.D 709 Simpson St., Greensboro 

Harper, M. Douglas, Jr Box 277, Pittsboro 

Hix, Douglas W 331 Clark St., Durham 

Hodgkin, W. L Milton 

Huske, Marion S - 1611 Walker Ave., Greensboro 

Jennings, Charles Wesley 213 Virginia Ave., Spray 

Kesterson, Jefferson T... 1128 Westover Ter., Greensboro 

King, Hardin A. Rt. 1, Burlington 

Kryder, Wm. H., Th.M 214 W. Harden St.. Graham 

McFayden, H. R Oak Ridge 

McLaughlin, W. C, D.D 112 Yamamoto Dori, 4 Chome, Ikuti Ku, 

Kobe, Japan 

Mclntyre, J. A 1013 N. Hamilton St., High Point 

McMullen, Robert J.. Sr., D.D 208 Vance St., Chapel Hill 

McNatt, J. P. H 621 Wesley PI., High Point 

McSween, Allen C 304 Waverly Way, Greensboro 

Millard, J. M Rt. 10, Greensboro 

Mills, Carl E 1884 Mayfair, Greensboro 

Misenheimer, Kay M 715 W. Fourth St., Siler City 

Montgomery, H. Reid 1116 Lexington Ave., Greensboro 

Moorefield, David R., Th.M M. G. C, Box 1075, Duke Station, Durham 

Morrow, Guy M ...Rt. 4, Burlington 

Moss, David C Route 1, McLeansville 

Murray, Marion J 416 E. Main St., Sanford 

Parks, John G., Jr Box 575, Reidsville 

Patterson, T. Henry, D.D Box 2758, Greensboro 

Piephoff, Z. T. Sr 1200 S. Main, Graham 

Reckard, C. H Box 372, Hillsboro 

Redhead, John A., Jr., D.D 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro 

Rice, W. M. ... 1905 Woodside, Greensboro 

Rock, Robert B Box 566, Broadway 

Ruff, Thomas B. Wentworth 

Schenck, L. B., Ph.D Davidson College, Davidson 

Scott, Jack Brown Presbyterian Mission, 

„ , _ Chulla Namdo, Soonchun, Korea 

Seals, D. Hilton Sylva 

Skinner, J. Don 1938 Wilkins St., Burlington 

Smith, Harry E. Box 505, Chapel Hill 

Smith, William O R.F.D. 2, Chapel Hill 

Stark, Carl H., Jr., Th.M .1002 Grace Ave., Burlington 

Thompson, W. T., D.D 1221 Rennie Ave., Richmond 27, Va. 

Turner, Robert Lee. R.F.D. 5, Reidsville 

Wade, James H 804 S. Park St., Asheboro 

Watts, Roy E., D.D... 1310 Woodland Dr., High Point 

Westerfield, W. H 231 Locust Lane, Danville, Va. 

Whitley, John C 501 Moir St., Leaksville 

Willingham, E. L 2520 Church St., Greensboro 

Wilson, John N 113 Robins Rd., Apt. A., Sanford 



ADDRESSES OF LAYMEN AND LAYWOMEN ON PERMANENT 
COMMITTEES AND BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Andrews, W. H., Woodlawn Dr., Greensboro 
Auman, J. M., 410 Carbonton, Sanford 
Balsley, R. E., M.D., Box 817, Reidsville 
Barnwell, Mrs. R. W., 1204 W. Davis, Burlington 
Bennett, Lawrence, Country Club Apts., Greensboro 
Blue, Mrs. Waylon, 2505 Dalrymple Rd.„ Sanford 
Boone, Paul G., 2602 Springwood Dr., Greensboro 
Booth, W. R., 447 W. Washington St., Greensboro 
Bowdich, Miriam, First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro 
Boyd, C. T., Jefferson Standard Bldg., Greensboro 
Brandon, Smith, Milton 

Bright, Mrs. C. L., 1617 Woodland Ave., Burlington 

Buchanan, Mrs. Ralph, R.F.D. 1, Mebane 

Carlson, C. I., 705 Sunset Dr., Greensboro 

Carlson, Fred, 1006 Carolina St., Greensboro 

Carson, Mary Faith, Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill 

Clark, Harry M., 301 Lakeside, Burlington 

Coble, George, Graham 

Cole, Clyde C, Yanceyville 

Craft, Floyd H., Piedmont Building, Greensboro 
Cragan, Paul, McCracken Heights, Sanford 
Crumpler, June, Forest Lake, Mebane 
Dallas, Mrs. Glenn, Leaksville 

Dalton, Mrs. P. H., Sr., 1048 Rockford Rd., High Point 

Deifell, John, 1010 N. Eugene St., Greensboro 

Fox, James H., Asheboro 

Garrison, Staley, Box 266, Burlington 

Hastings, Paul D., Box 515, Reidsville 

Hendiey, Floyd F., 206 Waverly Way, Greensboro 

Highsmith, J. H., 121 Vardailia, Greensboro 

Holt, Ralph, 724 Tarleton, Burlington 

Hughes, R. D., Cedar Grove 

Ingle, Paul, 319 Mangum St., High Point 

Ingram, J. R., 206 Hawkins Ave., Sanford 

Jackson, J. A., 720 N. Chatham Ave., Siler City 

James, John H., Mebane 

Jones, Clarence D., Hillsboro 

Jones, H. D., 333 N. Main, Graham 

Jones, J. L., North State Chevrolet Co., Greensboro 

Jones, T. D., Mebane 

Kellenberger, John, 306 Parkway, Greensboro 

Kerchner, Mr. and Mrs. C. E., 500 Cornwallis Dr., Greensboro 

Kersey, Betty, Presbyterian Church, Graham 

King, Mr. and Mrs. Victor, 219 Gulf St., Sanford 

Kizer, R. E., Edgewood Drive, Asheboro 

Knight, F. L., 115 Hillcrest Dr., Sanford 

Koonts, Henry, 317 Ardmore Circle, High Point 

Lipscomb, Nancy, Mebane 

Love, J. Spencer, c/o Burlington Industries, Greensboro 
MacLean, Herman D., Mebane 

McAllister, Mrs. J. Gray, 19 Davie Circle. Chapel Hill 
McCall, Earnest, 1026 Rockford Rd., High Point 
Mason, George, Madison 

Moffet, Robert B., 1504 W. Davis, Burlington 
Montgomery, Mrs. H. Reid, 1611 Lexington Ave., Greensboro 
Morrison, H. P., 224 Edgedale, High Point 
Neely, James B., Asheboro 

Perry, Charles W., 1207 Sherbrooke Dr., High Point 

Preyer, W. Y., Jr., 700 Dover Rd., Greensboro 

Richmond, T. M., 300 Forest Hill Dr., Greensboro 

Roney, James, R.F.D. , Mebane 

Rose, T. D., Howell Lane, Chapel Hill 

Saunders, J. M., W. University, Chapel Hill 

Scott, C. E., 412 Fountain PL, Burlington 

Singletary, William E., Southeastern Bldg., Greensboro 

Smith, D. Waring, 700 Parkway, High Point 

Smith, Hase, R.F.D. 10, Greensboro 

Southerland, Frank M., Mebane 

Springs, W. G., Reidsville 

Stack, Coy, 518 Maple, Leaksville 

Stratford, R. E., R.F.D. 1, Graham 

Sykes, G. T., Patrick St., Leaksville 

Tate, Allen D., Sr., Graham 

Taylor, Mrs. John R., McLeansville 

Tickle, C. R., R.F.D. 4, Mebane 

Vincent, Mrs. Joseph S., 2309 Fairfield Ave., Greensboro 

Walker, D. J., Jr., 223 Long Ave., Graham 

Watts, W. M., 1610 Woodland, Burlington 

White, Jesse, 116 Kensington Road, Greensboro 

White, R. D., 405 Circle Dr., Burlington 

White, Mr. and Mrs. Steve, Mebane 

Whitley, Thomas, Yanceyville 

Wilkins, Charles S., 403 N. Ridgeway Dr., Greensboro 

Wi Ison, Mrs. Eugene, Haw River 

Wilson. Mrs. John K., 1008 Dover Road, Greensboro 

Wolfe. B. H., 1246 S. Park Ave., Burlington 

Wrenn, Mrs. Grover, Siler City 

Wright, Auburn L., Pittsboro 

Yount, M. E., Dr., Graham 

Zimmerman, R. E., Greensboro 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



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DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

February 11, 1957 

The year indicates that the person named will serve through December 
31st of that year. 

I. OFFICERS 



Moderator W. M. Baker 

Stated Clerk C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 1960 

Permanent Clerk K. M. Misenheimer, 1960 

Executive Secretary T. Henry Patterson, 1960 

Treasurer T. Henry Patterson, 1960 



II. TRUSTEES 

1. Presbytery: (term three years — six members) 

1957— T. H. Patterson, Chas. T. Boyd 

1958— Fred Carlson, T. M. Richmond 

1959 — Chester Alexander, Henry V. Koonts 

2. Davidson College: (term four years — four members) 

1957— T. H. Patterson 

1958— John A. Redhead, Jr. 

1959— Ralph M. Holt 

1960 — J. Spencer Love 

3. Flora Macdonald College (term three years — 11 men — 1 woman) 

1957— C. L. Cheshire, Jr., Paul D. Hastings, C. W. Perry, S. A. White 

1958— James B. Neely, R. Don Carson, W. Y. Preyer, Jr., H. D. Jones 

1959 — Fred Carlson, Mrs. Waylon Blue, Thos. Whitley, Paul S. Cragan 

4. Peace College: (term six years — two members) 

1959— Roy Watts 

1960— F. L. Knight 

5. Glade Valley: (term two years — seven members) 

1957 — John A. Kellenberger, W. C. Singletary, Ralph Scott, George 
Mason 

1958— Floyd H. Craft, Paul Ingle, Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton 

6. Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund (term 1 
year — 1 member) 

1957— T. D. Jones 

7. Camp New Hope: (term three years — 18 members) 

1957— Paul D. Hastings, Karl E. Prickett, C. H. Reckard, J. R. Ingram, 
Mrs. Rufus D. Wilson, Clarence M. Jones 

1958 — C. P. Jones, Harry Smith, Lunsford Richardson, Jr., Clyde C. 
Cole, Mrs. John K. Wilson, R. D. Tillson 

1959— S. A. White, Staley Garrison, John Deifell, Thos. D. Rose, 
Mrs. C. L. Bright, Hardin King 

III. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 
1. The Council: (term three years — 18 members) 
Chairman: C. S. Wilkins, E.; (1959) 

A. Chairman of the following Committees : Commission on Minister 
and His Work, Annuities and Relief, Church Extension, World 
Missions and Overseas Relief, General Fund Agencies, Homes, 
Women's Work, Christian Education and Higher Education. 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



B. President, Men of the Church; President, Women of the Church. 

C. Ex-Officio: Moderator, Stated Clerk. 

1957— M. E. Yount, E.; J. R. Ingram, D. 

1958 — Paul G. Boone, E,; June Grumpier, D. 

1959— C. S. Wilkins, E.; Mrs. John R. Taylor; Herman D. MacLean, 
D.; G. T. Sykes 

2. Examinations: (term three years — 12 members) 

Chairman, John A. Redhead, Jr. (1957) 

A. Theology: 

1957— John A. Redhead, Jr. 

1958— H. R. McFayden 

1959— R. J. McMullen 

B. Sacraments: 

1957— J. M. Millard 

1958— W. H. Kryder 

1959— D. R. Moorefield 

C. Church Government: 

1957— A. P. Dickson 

1958 — Vance Barron 

1959— John Wilson 

D. English Bible: 

1957— Leslie Bullock * 

1958— Carl Stark, Jr. 

1959— M. D. Harper 

3. Nominations: (term three years — 7 members) 

Chairman, Ralph Buchanan (1958) 

1957— C. L. Cheshire, Jr., Steve White 

1958 — Marion S. Huske, Ralph L. Buchanan, D. J. Walker, Jr. 

1959— John C. Whitley, Charles W. Perry 

4. Sessional Records: (term three years — 3 members) 

Chairman, R. D. White (1958) 

1958— R. D. White 

1959— H. M. Clark 

1960— J. P. H. McNatt, Presbytery as a whole. 

5. Commission on the Minister and His Work: (term three years — 7 
members) 

Chairman, John C. Whitley, (1957) 

1957 — J. M. Garrison, H. P. Morrison, John C. Whitley 

1958— John Parks, R. D. Hughes 

1959— Carl Stark, C. E. Scott 

6. World Missions and Overseas Relief: (term three years — 9 members) 

Chairman, John Parks, (1959) 

1957 — Guy Morrow, Smith Brandon, Mrs. Stephen A. White 

1958 — James T. Benjamin, Jr.; D. Waring Smith, E.; C. I. Carlson, 
Jr., D. 

1959— John Parks, B. H. Wolfe, J. H. Fox 

7. Annuities and Relief: (term three years — 6 members) 

Chairman, J. P. H. McNatt, (1957) 
1957— J. P. H. McNatt, Harry Clark 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



1958 — W. H. Andrews, William E. Singletary 

1959 — W. L. Hodgkin, Mrs. Eugene Wilson 

8. Church Extension: (term three years — 17 members — Chm. Evangelism 

Com. ex officio) 

Chairman, W. M. Currie, (1958) 

1957— W. M. Baker, Ralph Buchanan, Allen Tate, E.; John H. 
James, D. 

1958 — W. M. Watts, Jimmie L. Jones, George Mason, Kay Misen- 
heimer, W. M. Currie 

1959— W. L. Foley; R. E. Kiser, E.; J. M. Auman, E.; Floyd 
Hendley, D.; Hase Smith, D.; Mrs. Victor King; George 
Coble, E. 

9. Higher Education: (term 3 years, 5 members) 

Chairman: Chester Alexander, (1959) 

1957 — Irving Birdseye, Victor King 

1958— C. H. Reckard 

1959 — Chester Alexander, Jesse White 

10. Christian Education: (term three years — 22 members) 

Chairman: Allen C. McSween, (1957) 

1957 — James Wade, Allen C. McSween, W. G. Springs, Mrs. Ralph 
Buchanan, W. R. Boothe, Vance Barron, Mary Faith Carson 

1958 — Reid Montgomery, Wesley Jennings, Robert Moffet, Auburn 
L. Wright, C. R. Tickle, Miss Nancy Lipscomb, Mrs. Reid 
Montgomery, Mrs. Grover Wrenn 

1959 — Joseph W. Flora, Hase Smith, Frank M. Southerland, Miss 
Miriam Bowdich, Miss Betty Kersey, Carl E. Mills, Marion 
Murray 

11. Homes: (term three years — 10 members) 

Chairman: Don Skinner, (1959) 

1957 — J. H. Highsmith, James Roney 

1958— K. M. Misenheimer, C. W. Jennings, Coy Stack, Mrs. C. E. 
Kerchner 

1959 — Don Skinner, D. C. Moss, J. A. Jackson, Mrs. R. W. Barnwell 

12. General Fund Agencies: (term three years — 8 members) 

Chairman: Cecil Callis, (1959) 

1957 — J. M. Saunders, L. H. Bennett, K. M. Misenheimer 

1958— D. R. Moorefield, R. E. Stratford, Mrs. Joseph H. Vincent 

1959— Clyde Cole, Cecil Callis 

13. Women's Work: (term three years — 4 members) 

Chairman: Z. T. Piephoff, (1959) 

1957— Mrs. Glenn Dallas 

1958— Ernest McCall 

1959— Z. T. Piephoff, Mrs. J. Gray McAllister 

14. Worship 

Chairman, E. C. Brammer, (1958) 

15. Evangelism: (term three years — 6 members) 

Chairman: W. H. Kryder, (1959) 
A. President of Men of the Church, Chairman of Spiritual Growth 
of Women of the Church 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



1959— W. H. Kryder, Robt. E. Balsley, M.D. 

1960— Sam S. Cappel 

1961— R. Don Carson 



CANDIDATES FOR THE GOSPEL MINISTRY 



1. 


Fred P. Albright 


12. 


Arnold Fred Leary 


2. 


Thomas W. Barker 


13. 


Curtis Medlin 


3. 


Andrew T. Bristow 


14. 


Guy Forrest Miller 


4. 


Henry C. Brockman 


15. 


Walter O'Briant 


5. 


John Howard Coble 


16. 


William Clark Porter, IV 


6. 


John Dillard Garrison 


17. 


Donald Elliott Trent 


7. 


Joseph M. Garrison, Jr. 


18. 


James H. Tunstall, III 


8. 


Zeb North Holler 


19. 


Samuel Oscar Walker 


9. 


Howard L. Ingle 


20. 


James Watkins 


10. 


James Mack Johnson 


21. 


William James Wrenn, Jr. 



11. Hardin W. King 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 

BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

R.F.D. 1, Sanford, North Carolina 

September 13, 1956 

The Presbytery of Orange met for its Fall Adjourned Meeting 
at Buffalo Presbyterian Church, RED 1, Sanford, N. C, on 
Thursday, September 13, 1956, at 2:00 p.m. The moderator. Rev. 
Joseph W. Flora, Jr., called the meeting to order. Rev. Samuel 
S. Cappel led Presbytery in prayer. 

Following a devotional service led by Rev. Samuel S. Cappel 
the service of communion was conducted by Rev. W. L. Foley and 
Rev. J. Don Skinner. They were assisted by elders from the 
Buffalo Church: A. A. Bowers, Gilbert Kelly, K. E. Foushee, 
K. M. Wicker, M. B. Wicker, Clarence Cole and K. E. Seymour. 

MEMORIAL TO THE REV. OLIN MARSH WHITENER 

Rev. W. L. Foley then presented a memorial to the late Rev- 
erend Ohn Marsh Whitener. 

Olin Marsh Whitener was born in Marshville, N. C, August 17, 
1912, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Whitener. He attended Marshville 
Presbyterian Church and laid the cornerstone of the present church 
building when he was seven years old. He graduated from Hunters- 
ville High School in 1930, and was received under the care of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry in 1930. He 
attended Davidson College 1930-34. 

On July 5, 1935, he married Miss Alice Beythe of Charlotte and 
worked as a salesman until 1942, when he entered Columbia Theologi- 
cal Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. He finished the Seminary in 1945 
and was ordained to the gospel ministry in the Vernal Presbyterian 
Church, Leaksville, Mississippi, February 3, 1946. 

He held the following pastorates: Leaksville and Vernal Presby- 
terian Churches, Leaksville, Mississippi; Calvary Presbyterian 
Church, Orlando, Florida; Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church, 
Carolina Beach, N. C; Camp Greene Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
N. C, and White Hill, Euphronia and Pocket Presbyterian Churches, 
Sanford, N. C, where he departed this life suddenly July 5, 1956. 

He is survived by his wife and seven children, four having died in 
infancy. His life is best expressed in an editorial in the "Sanford 
Herald", a part of which we quote: "He was a large man physically, 
but more than that, he had a spiritual bigness that few men could 
match in a lifetime twice his own. He knew how to listen, and when 
he spoke, he spoke just the right words which comforted, the words 
which helped the troubled person to carry on. He visited the sick and 
helped the needy. He was an example and guide of Christian living 
worthy of all who would follow in his footsteps. He was a man who 
knew God." 



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"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, 
saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their 
works do follow them." 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

ROLL: 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander Staley F. Garrison, Jr Burlington, First 

L. V. Andrews, Sr G. H. Campbell Memorial 

W. M. Baker W. R. Rinehart Crestwood 

Randolph 

Vance Barron John B. Graham Chapel Hill 

James T. Benjamin, Jr Dogwood Acres 

Irving E. Birdseye J. W. Stokes Guilford Park 

Edwin C. Brammer, Jr G. A. Denny Bessemer 

Ralph L. Buchanan Howard C. Doss Hawfields 

Cecil Callis C. J. Law Bethesda 

Yanceyville 

Sam S. Cappel Steve A. White Mebane 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr._— Gorden H. Baldwin, Sr. Park Avenue 

William M. Currie Greensboro, First 

Charles DeSanto Springwood 

Joe W. Flora Greensboro, First 

W. L. Foley W. D. McGilvary St. Andrews 

Gilbert S. Kelly Buffalo (L) 

Joseph M. Garrison Albert F. Thiel Church of Covenant 

M. Douglas Harper, Jr.-— Pittsboro 

W. L. Hodgkin W. Smith Brandon Milton 

Redhouse 

C. W. Jennings E. C. Kimball Riverview 

Frank S. Jones El Bethel 

Hardin A. King M. C. Loy Shiloh 

W. H. Kryder W. C. Wrike Graham 

Carl May Pleasant Grove 

Griers 

J. P. H. McNatt A. K. Martin Brentwood 

R. J. McMullen 

Allen C. McSween M. A. Arnold Starmount 

J. M. Millard D. E. Jobe Alamance 

Carl E. Mills William L. Jones Meadowside 

K. M. Misenheimer W. T. Smith Siler City 

Mt. Vernon Springs 

H. R. Montgomery Kirby N. Kirkman, Jr Glenwood 

David R. Moorefield T. D. Lloyd Bethlehem 

Guy M. Morrow N. L. Oliver Oak View 

Stony Creek 

David C. Moss Paul G. Boone Bethel 

M. J. Murray S. H. Query Jonesboro 

John Parks R. H. Satterfield Reidsville, First 

Z. T. Piephoif- Sam A. Florence Bethany 

C. H. Reckard Hillsboro 

John A. Redhead, Jr J. T. Benjamin Greensboro, First 

Robert H. Ham 

E. H. Wilkins 



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Robert B. Rock. W. C. Buchanan Broadway 

Salem 
Cumnock 

J. Don Skinner Northside 

Harry E. Smith 

Carl H. Stark, Jr F. Ray Taylor Piedmont 

James H. Wade W. S. Swaim Asheboro 

Roy E. Watts I. Paul Ingle High Point, First 

W. H. Westerfield D. T. Small East Burlington 

John C. Whitley Tom Stanley Leaksville, First 

John N. Wilson Leon Phillips Edgewood 

C. E. Kerchner Buffalo (G) 

R. D. Hughes Eno 

B. H. Benfield Haywood 

J. E. Latta Little River 

T. B. Parish Pocket 

Roger N. McClay Randolph 

John N. McNair Sanford, First 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Cumnock, Crossroads, Dogwood Acres, Efland, El Bethel, Euphronia, 
Fairfield, Farmville, Goldston, Greenwood, Griers, Gulf, Hillsboro, Hope 
View, Madison, Morningside, Mt. Vernon Springs, New Hope, Northside, 
Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, Randolph, Redhouse, Salem, Smyrna, Speed- 
well, Springwood, Stoneville, Stony Creek, Trinity, Wentworth, West- 
minster, White Hill, Yanceyville. 

WORDS OF WELCOME 

Were brought by Elder K. E. Seymour for the host church. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDERS, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. W. L. Foley. The docket as printed 
was adopted as the working docket with the following 
amendments : 



That the report of Committee on Records and Amend- 
ments be deleted and placed on docket at the Winter 
Stated Meeting, January 17, 1957, in order to give 
members of Presbytery more time to study the pending 
amendments to the Book of Church Order relative to 
the electing of women to the offices of ruling elders and 
deacons, and to the Confession of Faith relative to de- 
leting the words *'and divorce" from the title of Chapter 
XXVI as well as Paragraphs V and VI. In the place of 
this report was the report of the Council relative to the 
petition of the Sedgefield Chapel requesting organiza- 
tion as a church. 



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DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 

Buffalo Presbyterian Church 
RFD 1, Sanford, N. C. 
Thursday, September 13, 1956, 2:00 P.M. 

2:00 Presbytery Called to Order Rev. Joseph W. Flora, Jr., Moderator 

Devotional Rev. Samuel Cappel 

Communion Service Rev. W. L. Foley, Rev. J. Don Skinner 

Memorial to Rev. Olin Whitener Rev. W. L. Foley 

Roll Call 

Words of Welcome Elder K. E. Seymour 

Committee on Orders, Report of Rev. W. L. Foley, Chairman 

Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications and Announcements 
3:00 COUNCIL, Report of (Benevolent Budget— 1957) 

Elder E. Frank Andrews, Chairman 
3:45 COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, 

Report of Rev. John Whitley, Chairman 

4:00 CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, Report of 

(Presbytery's Home Missions) Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman 

Sub-Committee on Evangelism, Report of— -Rev. M. S. Huske, Chm. 
Speaker: Dr. H. H. Thompson, Director-elect of Evangelism, 

Synod of North Carolina 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

Report of Rev. Allen McSween, Chairman 

5:45 Recess for Supper 
7:00 Reconvene 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, Report of___.__Rev. Ray King, Chairman 
COUNCIL, Report of (Sedgefield Chapel petition for 

church organization) Elder E. Frank Andrews, Chairman 

HOMES COMMITTEE, Report of (Barium Springs, 

Presbyterian Home, William Black Home) Dr. Roy Watts, Chm. 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, 

Report of (Campus Christian Life)_-_.Dr. J. M. Garrison, Chairman 
Nominations for next Moderator 
Unfinished Business 
New Business 

Time and Place of Next Meeting 
Reading and Correcting Minutes 
Adjournment 

VISITING BRETHREN: 

Dr. H. H. Thompson, Red River Presbytery, Director-elect 
of Evangelism for the Synod of North Carolina was intro- 
duced and invited to sit as a visiting brother. Elders in 
attendance for the first time were introduced. Deacons 



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who were invited as special guests of Presbytery to hear 
the Stewardship Report of the Church Extension Com- 
mittee for 1957, were also introduced. The deacons are 
as follows: Asheboro: Donald Chisholm, Robert R. Wal- 
ker, Jr. ; Bethany : Johnny Atkinson ; Bethel : Robert G. 
Alcon, Jr.; Buffalo (G) : Thomas E. McKnight; Crest- 
wood: David J. Caldwell; Edgewood: Jim R. Anderson; 
Glen wood : E. Moody Watts ; Graham : George W. Harden, 
Dr. Gradie Wheeler, M. E. Yount, Jr.; Hawfields: E. K. 
Freshwater ; Randolph : Joseph J. Warren ; Sanf ord First : 
J. E. Ingram ; St. Andrews : L. M. McGilvary, T. M. Perry ; 
Riverview: Robert E. Thomas. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were read, referred and 
disposed of in the following manner indicated : 

1. Excuses for not attending this meeting were received from 
and permission granted for: Rev. William Brown, Dr. Leslie 
Bullock, Rev. M. S. Huske, and Dr. W. T. Thompson. 

2. A letter from Mr. Charles J. Currie, Executive Secretary of 
the Board of Annuities and Relief, relative to calling the 
attention of Presbytery officially to the matter dealing with 
Social Security and urging upon all ministers who have not 
elected to participate to do so by April 15, 1957, lest they be 
permanently excluded from Social Security. This letter w^as 
received as information. 

3. Invitations received from churches for Presbytery to meet 
with them are as follows : 

a. Spring Adjourned Meeting, April 18, 1957, Guilford Park 
Church, Greensboro. 

b. The Three Hundred and Seventy-Fifth Stated Meeting, 
June 20, 1957, St. Andrews Church, RFD 6, Sanford, N. C. 

These invitations were acknowledged with gratitude and 
accepted. 

4. A letter received from Mr. Charles M. Norfleet, Trustee of 
Glade Valley School, requesting that a progress report pre- 
pared by the Board of Trustees be read relative to Glade 
Valley School. The request was denied due to the fact that 
the docket for this meeting of Presbytery was crowded. 
Presbytery took action to place this report on the docket of 
the 375th Stated Meeting, January 17, 1957. 

5. Commission Report on the installation of Rev. Carl Edward 
Mills was received and committed to record. 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO ORDAIN CARL EDWARD MILLS 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Meadowside Church July 15, 1956 at 7:30 p.m. and was opened with 
prayer by Rev. J. W. Flora, Jr. Members present: Rev. J. W. Flora, Jr., 



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Rev. Allen C. McSween, Rev. M. S. Huske, Ministers, and Elder John 
Diefell, Ruling Elder. A quorum was present. Rev. Allen C. McSween was 
elected clerk. Rev. J. W. Flora, Jr. presided in the Worship service. Rev. 
Allen C. McSween preached the sermon. Text, John 8:12. Rev. J. W. Flora, 
Jr. recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the constitutional 
questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in 
the affirmative. Rev. Carl Edward Mills was ordained with prayer and the 
laying on of the hands of the Presbytery and installed as Minister of 
Meadowside Church, according to Paragraphs 136 to 140, Book of Church 
Order. Elder John Diefell delivered the charge to the Minister and Rev. 
M. S. Huske to the Congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the 
newly ordained Minister, and the leaders of the Congregation came forward 
and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer. 

J. W. Flora, Jr., Moderator 
Allen C. McSween, Clerk 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Elder E. Frank Andrews, Chairman, 
and by Deacon J. Robert Ingram who presented the report 
on Christian Stewardship. The reports were received as 
information and the recommendations adopted. 

Part I — General Recommendation. Petition for church organiza- 
tion, Sedgefield Chapel, and a Commission to be appointed to 
organize same to be presented after recess for supper. The 
request that this petition be presented after recess for supper 
at the place on the docket following the report of the Courtesy 
Committee and in the stead of the Committee on Records and 
Amendments had been granted by previous action of the Presby- 
tery, when proposed docket was amended and adopted. 
Part II — Report of Committee on Christian Stewardship 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. We urge that Ministers lead their Elders and Deacons in a 
careful and prayerful study of this entire report with all of 
its recommendations, and acquaint the membership of the 
Churches with its facts and contents in the way that seems 
most effective in their particular church. 

2. Your Committee recommends a total Benevolence Askings 
for the Church Year 1957 in the amount of $380,096. (See 
Paper "A") 

3. That the following Benevolence Askings be apportioned to 
the Churches (See Paper "B"). Your Committee urges that 
each Church accept this quota in full; not as a binding moral 
obligation, but as a high Spiritual Goal by which to challenge 
their membership to sacrificial giving for the building of the 
Kingdom of God at home and abroad. 

4. The Stewardship Committee further recommends that it be 
authorized by Presbytery to make any adjustment in the 



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Quota of any church unwilling to accept this Spiritual chal- 
lenge and make such adjustment as seems necessary and wise. 
The Church desiring a change should present its request in 
writing to the Stewardship Committee not later than Decem- 
ber 1, 1956. 

5. That the Stewardship Committee be authorized by Presbytery 
to work with the Benevolent Treasurer in establishing a 
"Working Percentage" for distribution of all undesignated 
gifts sent through the Treasurer's Office. 

6. That the Stewardship Emphasis Season begin October 1, and 
continue through November 18, 1956; November 11, 1956 
being designated as Every Member Canvass Day, and that 
the theme of the Canvass be "For The Glory of God." That 
the Churches be reminded again that Stewardship is an 
integral part of the Christian experience and not merely a 
money raising technique and that in the Stewardship of 
material possessions the PRE-BUDGET CANVASS is heart- 
ily recommended as a most effectual way in promoting this 
phase of Christian Stewardship. 

7. For 1957 Christian Citizenship is to be emphasized with the 
theme, "Christ Our Lord" and "We Are A Colony Of Heaven." 
Presbytery urges local churches to promote the program on 
their respective levels, with particular attention to the self- 
analysis feature, endeavoring to increase the effectiveness 
of the life and work of the local church. 

8. That a special Easter Offering be received in 1957 for allevi- 
ating suffering and need in the name of Christ throughout 
the world; the funds to be administered by the Board of 
World Missions through its Department of Overseas Relief 
and Interchurch Aid for work NOT INCLUDED in its budget. 
It is an over and above. 

9. That the Presbytery Tax for 1957 be increased by 4^^ (four 
cents) per member in each class, as established by Orange 
Presbytery for the past three years (See Paper "C"). 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. R. Ingram, Chairman of Sub- 
Committee of Christian Stewardship 

E. Frank Andrews, Chairman Council 
of Orange Presbytery 



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BENEVOLENCE ASKINGS IN DOLLARS 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SYNOD, AND ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
CHURCH YEAR 1957 
PAPER A 

(As submitted to Orange Presbytery September 13, 1956) 
ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES: 

Board of World Missions . $84,320.00 

Board of Church Extension 36,573.00 

Board of Education 13,977.00 

Board of Annuities & Relief 10,642.00 

General Fund Agencies 21,517.00 

Inter-Church Agencies 570.00 



(44.094%) $167,600.00 

SYNOD'S CAUSES: 

Church Extension $ 9,290.00 

Homes: — $30,974.00 

Presbyterian Home, Regular $4,322) 5,762.00 

Special 1,441) 

Presbyterian 

Orphan's Home— Regular $10,806) 25,212.00 

Special 14,406) 
Christian Education in Synod 6,367.00 

Christian Higher Education: 

Educational Institutions 51,142.00 

Campus Christian Life 5,435.00 

Inter-Church Relations 288.00 

Synod's Office 6,977.00 



Presbyterian News, ) 
Synod's Foundation ) 

Revolving Salary Fund) (29.065%) $110,473.00 
PRESBYTERY'S CAUSES: 

Church Extension $72,333.00 

Office of Orange Presbytery 15,554.00 

Christian Education in Presbytery 5,356.00 

Camp New Hope 8,780.00 



(26.841%) $102,023.00 



Totals 



(100.00%) 



$380,096.00 



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BENEVOLENCE ASKINGS— CHURCHES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
FOR CHURCH YEAR 1957 

PAPER B 



Benv. 

Church Askings 

Alamance $ 13,000.00 

Asheboro 7,200.00 

Bessemer 2,000.00 

Bethany 4,900.00 

Bethel 2,000.00 

Bethesda 1,800.00 

Bethlehem 900.00 

Brentwood 2,000.00 

Broadway 1,500.00 

Buffalo (G) 9,000.00 

Buffalo (L) 1,600.00 

Burlington First 24,000.00 

Chapel Hill 5,500.00 

Church of Covenant ...... 25,000.00 

Crestwood 500.00 

Cross Roads 3,000.00 

Cumnock 200.00 

Dogwood Acres 600.00 

East Burlington 600.00 

Edgewood u 720.00 

Efland 720.00 

El-Bethel 1,200.00 

Eno 1,200.00 

Euphronia 240.00 

Fairfield 1,000.00 

Farmville 120.00 

Glenwood 2,600.00 

Goldston 250.00 

Graham 18,000.00 

Greensboro First 103,000.00 

Greenwood 1,200.00 

Griers 250.00 

Guilford Park 3,000.00 

Gulf ..... 200.00 

Hawfields 7,200.00 

Haywood 200.00 

High Point First 30,000.00 

Hillsboro 3,000.00 

Hillview 200.00 

Hope View 500.00 



Benv. 

Church Askings 

Jonesboro 2,500.00 

Leaksville First 3,000.00 

Little River 1,800.00 

Madison 4,200.00 

Meadowside 1,400.00 

Mebane 11,000.00 

Memorial 720.00 

Milton 720.00 

Morningside 750.00 

Mt. Vernon Spgs. 720.00 

New Hope 1,000.00 

Northside 1,500.00 

Oakview 120.00 

Park Avenue 3,000.00 

Piedmont 4,600.00 

Pittsboro 900.00 

Pleasant Grove 400.00 

Pocket 750.00 

Randolph 500.00 

Red House 400.00 

Reidsville 12,600.00 

Riverview 1,000.00 

Salem 600.00 

Sanford 19,500.00 

Shiloh 4,000.00 

Siler City 1,000.00 

Smyrna 300.00 

Speedwell 450.00 

Springwood 1,200.00 

Starmount 9,000.00 

St. Andrews 1,300.00 

Stoneville 438.00 

Stony Creek 1,100.00 

Trinity 500.00 

Wentworth 228.00 

Westminster 3,900.00 

White Hill 1,000.00 

Yanceyville 1,900.00 



$380,096.00 



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* PRESBYTERIAL TAX— CHURCH YEAR 1957 
PAPER C 

ALLOCATED TO CHURCHES ON BASIS OF MEMBERSHIP 



{44 added per membership, per class) 



Membership of 750 & above 


(5) 38^ 


Membership of 100 to 199 @ 27^ 


Greensboro 1st 


3026 $1 


,149.88 


Bethesda 


124 $ 


33.48 


High Point 1st 


1157 


439.66 


Riverview 


123 


33^21 


Ch. of Covenant 


1040 


395.20 


New Hope 


122 


32.94 


Burlington 1st 


976 


370.88 


Yanceyville 


120 


32.40 


Sanford 1st 


806 


306.28 


Smyrna 


117 


31.59 


Membership of 500 


to 749 @ 35^ 


Siler City 


110 


29.70 


Graham 


725 $ 


253.75 


Stony Creek 


108 


29.16 


Alamance 


685 


239.75 


Hillview 


106 


28.62 


Reidsville 1st 


590 


206.50 


Pleasant Grove 


104 


28.08 


Mebane 


561 


196.35 


Edgewood 


103 


27.81 


Membership of 300 to 499 @ 33^ 


Eno 


102 


27.54 


Starmount 


468 $ 


154.44 


Greenwood 


100 


27.00 


Chapel Hill 


453 


149.49 


Meadowside 


100 


27.00 


Leaksville 1st 


412 


135.96 


Membership of 99 & under i 


@ 250 


Buffalo (G) 


377 


124.41 


Dogwood Acres 


99 $ 




Asheboro 


350 


115.50 


Broadway 


91 


22.75 


Bethany 


335 


110.55 


Memorial 


87 


91 '7^ 


Shiloh 


333 


109.89 


Mt. Vernon Spgs. 


85 


21.25 


Guilford Park 


331 


109.23 


Bethlehem 


79 


1Q 

Xt/. • 


Piedmont 


330 


108.90 


Morningside 


75 


1 8 7P> 
J.O. < 


Hawfields 


328 


108.24 


Pittsboro 


72 


JLO.WU 


Park Avenue 


317 


104.61 


Fairfield 


72 


1 8 00 


Membership of 200 to 299 @ 31^ 


Milton 


69 


17.25 


Jonesboro 


292 $ 


90.52 


Haywood 


69 


17.25 


Glenw^ood 


280 


86.80 


Griers 


67 


16.75 


Northside 


222 


68.82 


Salem 


63 


15.75 


Hillsboro 


219 


67.89 


Speedwell 


61 


15.25 


Westminster 


210 


65.10 


Hope View 


54 


13.50 


White Hill 


200 


62.00 


Randolph 


50 


12.50 


Cross Roads 


200 


62.00 


Euphronia 


49 


12.25 


Membership of 100 to 199 (a 


) 270 


Wentworth 


45 


11.25 


St. Andrews 


197 $ 


53.19 


Red House 


41 


10.25 


Brentwood 


186 


50.22 


Stoneville 


39 


9.75 


East Burlington 


177 


47.79 


Crestwood 


37 


9.25 


Bethel 


165 


44.55 


Gulf 


34 


8.50 


Bessemer 


163 


44.01 


Trinity 


34 


8.50 


El Bethel 


160 


43.20 


Efland 


30 


7.50 


Springwood 


156 


42.12 


Oakview 


29 


7.25 


Little River 


156 


42.12 


Cumnock 


27 


6.75 


Buffalo (L) 


140 


37.80 


Farmville 


26 


6.50 


Madison 


135 


36.45 


Goldston 


19 


4.75 


Pocket 


124 


33.48 


78 Churches 












Membership 19,849 







Tax for 1957 $6,631.81 



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COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman. The 
report with the following recommendation was adopted : 
Preamble: 

The average report of the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work to Presbytery does not reflect the work done by this 
Commission. The group meets at least once each month, and 
at other times when necessary. The regular meeting place is 
in the Church of the Covenant in Greensboro the first Monday 
afternoon of each month at 4:30. It is also usually necessary 
to meet at night on these same days. 

I. REPORT ON ACTIONS TAKEN 

A. The transfer of James T. Donnell 

James T. Donnell, pastor of the Cross Roads Church re- 
quested the Commission to dissolve the relationship be- 
tween himself and the Cross Roads Church, effective 
August 31, 1956, that he might accept a call to the Chest- 
nut Mountain Presbyterian Church, Flowery Branch, 
Georgia, in the Presbytery of Athens. The Cross Roads 
congregation concurred with Mr. Donnell in his request. 
The Commission granted the request, and the Stated Clerk 
sent a transfer of dismissal to the Presbytery of Athens, 
with a letter of commendation. 

B. The transfer of Ray King 

Ray King, assistant pastor of the Church of the Covenant, 
submitted his resignation to the session of the Church of 
the covenant. The resignation having been accepted by the 
session, Mr. King requested that the Commission grant 
him a transfer to Winston-Salem Presbytery in order that 
he might accept a call to the Fairmont Presbyterian 
Church, Lexington, N, C. The request was granted, and 
the Stated Clerk sent the transfer. 

II. REPORT ON VACANT FIELDS 

The following individual churches and fields are vacant at 
the present time: 

Franklin Boulevard Chapel, Bethlehem, Eno-Fairfield-Little 
River Group, Hillview-Wentworth-Smyrna Group, Hope View, 
Randolph, Trinity, Morningside, Madison-Stoneville-Joyce 
Chapel (Mission), Pocket-White Hill-Euphronia Group, Ala- 
mance, Buffalo, and Sanford, First. (Sanford has placed a 
call and it has been accepted.) 

III. REQUEST OF THE COMMISSION 

A. That each session in the Presbytery prepare a list of 
names of elders in the church who, upon request of the 
commission, will be willing to visit vacant churches and 
conduct services of worship. 

B. That if members of the Presbytery have names of men 
that they would like to see placed in the hands of Conftnit- 



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tee on Nominations in our Presbytery, these names be 
^ven to the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 

Respectfully submitted, 
/ John C. Whitley, Chairman 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTION 

REVEREND CHARLES DE SANTO requested that his 
relationship with Springwood Church be dissolved as of 
September 13, 1956 so that he might accept a call to the 
Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church, Durham, N. C. 
and that he be granted a certificate of transfer to the 
Presbytery of Granville. Mr. DeSanto stated that the 
Springwood Church had concurred with him in his re- 
quest. These requests were granted by action of Orange 
Presbytery. 

HONORABLE RETIREMENT, REQUEST FOR 

Was made by Rev. W. H. Westerfield and granted after an 
expression of commendation for his devoted work at East 
Burlington Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C, to 
become effective January 1, 1957. 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Part I Sub-Committee on Evangelism 

Was presented by the Co-chairman, Rev. W. H. Kryder. 
The Committee presented Rev. Louie V. Andrews and 
Rev. John G. Parks, Jr. who reported relative to their at- 
tendance at the Evangelistic Section of the Conference 
on Church Extension at Montreat. Dr. H. H. Thompson, 
Director-elect of Evangelism for the Synod of North 
Carolina was presented and addressed Presbytery. Pres- 
bytery stood in appreciation of Dr. Thompson's address 
and was led in prayer by Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr., for the 
work of evangelism and Rev. M. S. Huske, Co-chairman 
of the Sub-Committee on Evangelism, who is ill. This 
report was received as information. 

Part II Home Missions 

The report of the Committee on Church Extension was 
presented by Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman. His report on 
Home Missions was received as information. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Allen C. McSween, Chairman. His 
report was received as information and the following 
recommendations adopted. 



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1. That the Presbytery acknowledge its deep sense of gratitude 
to God for the outstanding work of the Reverend John E. 
Ensign at Camp New Hope for the past eight years by adopt- 
ing the following resolution: 

Whereas, the Reverend John E. Ensign has for the past 
eight years given of his great talents unstintingly ; in the 
development of Camp New Hope and the Presbytery's pro- 
gram of camping; and 

Whereas, his knowledge of camping and his vision of 
presenting Christ to the youth of our church through the 
camping program has set the feet of many young people 
upon the pathway to Christian living; and, 
Whereas, his devoted labors have inspired to greater service 
in camping many of the members of this Presbytery; and. 

Whereas; his service to the Presbytery has put us all deeply 
in his debt; 

Be it now resolved 

That the Presbytery of Orange acknowledge its gratitude 
for his great work, and give thanks to Almighty God for 
allowing him to labor in our midst; and 

That the Presbytery of Orange recognize its loss in his 
departure to a similar work in the Presbytery of East 
Hanover in Virginia, by a letter of commendation to that 
Presbytery; and, 

That a copy of this resolution be sent to Mr. Ensign with 
the assurance of our prayers for a continued rich service 
to the Kingdom of God. 

2. That the Presbytery express its gratitude to those who served 

as permanent staff members and volunteer leaders at Camp 
New Hope in 1956. 

3. That special recognition be made of those who were the 
directors of camps in 1956: 

Senior Conference C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

First Pioneer Camp Ed C. Brammer 

Second Pioneer Camp Carl May 

First Junior Camp Irving E. Birdseye 

Second Junior Camp C. H. Reckard 

Third Junior Camp W. M. Currie 

4. That the members of Presbytery support in every way possible 
the Program of Christian Education in the local churches. 

Allen C. McSween, Chairman 

HOMES COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Dr. Roy E. Watts. The 
mimeographed report was distributed and received as in- 
formation. 



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CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Dr. Joseph M. Garrison, Chairman. His 
report dealt with the status of candidates under the care 
of Orange Presbytery and the financial campaign for the 
Consolidated College and campus life. His report was 
received as information. 

RECESS FOR SUPPER 

The motion to stand adjourned until 7:00 p.m. was car- 
ried. Rev. Carl H. Stark offered a prayer of thanksgiving. 

RECONVENE FOR EVENING SESSION 

At 7:00 p.m. upon tke reconvening of Presbytery prayer 
was offered. 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

The report of the Committee On Courtesy was read by 
Rev. Carl E. Mills, Chairman, and adopted as follows: 

Considering the gracious way in which the Buffalo 
Church, Lee County, has generously provided for the 
needs of the Presbytery of Orange in its 1956 Fall 
meeting, your Committee On Courtesy would like to 
make the following recommendations : 

1. That the Presbytery express by a rising vote of thanks its 
sincere appreciation for the way the people and facilities 
of Buffalo Church met its needs — namely: 

a. In directing the parking of cars 

b. Providing a pianist for the music of Presbytery 

c. For seeing that adequate refreshments were provided 
at recess, and 

d. For serving Presbytery a bountiful and delicious meal 

2. That the Pastor of the Church, Rev. W. L. Foley, be re- 
quested to convey our gratitude to the congregation of the 
church. 

3. That he be requested also to express to his congregation 
the congratulations of Presbytery in their recent completion 
of their new education building, adding to the fine facilities 
which aid in promoting an adequate church program in this 

^ community. 

Earl Wilkins 

William Brown 

Carl E. Mills, Chairman 



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COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, REPORT OF 

PART I 

General Recommendations : Petition for church organiza- 
tion, Sedgefield Chapel was continued by Elder E. Frank 
Andrews, Chairman. The following recommendation 
relative to the petition of Sedgefield Chapel for church 
organization was presented and adopted : 

In May of 1956, a Sunday School was begun in the Sedgefield 
School House, just south of Greensboro, on Highway 70 A, being 
sponsored by the Young Adult Classes of the Church School of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro. A Summer Student 
Worker has been serving in this area for three months and his 
labors were fruitful. A petition, signed by 34 members, was 
presented to the Council, requesting the Council to recommend 
that Orange Presbytery organize this group into a church. 

After careful consideration of the matter, your Council 
recommends that Presbytery appoint, at this meeting, a 
Commission to organize this group into a duly constituted 
church under the authority of Orange Presbytery of the 
Presbyterian Church in the U. S. 

PETITION TO ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
TO ORGANIZE SEDGEFIELD CHAPEL, GREENSBORO, N. C. 

We, the undersigned, desire to be organized as a Church and we respect- 
fully petition Orange Presbytery to appoint a Commission to organize us 
as a duly constituted Church; a part of, and under the jurisdiction of, the 
Orange Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in the U. S. 



The Moderator was asked to instruct the Stated Clerk to 
convey to the Young Adult Division of the First Church 
of Greensboro the gratitude of Presbytery for their ex- 
cellent work in establishing the Sedgefield Chapel. 

The Moderator appointed the following Commission for 
the Church Organization of the Sedgefield Chapel on Oc- 



Robert H. Brooks, Jr. 
Rheumell M. Brooks 
Bobby Brooks 
Doris Marie Aspden 
Barbara W. Vatterlein 
Catherine S. Guin 
Lorraine F. Smith 
Billy Lee Smith 
Jamie W. Guin 
Clifford M. Holmes 
Agnes W. Holmes 
Joseph P. Mitchell 
Mrs. George E. Newton 
Katherine Carr 
Camp L. Thomas 
Charles William Echels, Sr. 
Mrs. Nancy B. Powell 



Jimmy Powell 
L. Victor Powell 
Harvey N. Powell 
Myrtle Lazley Gunn 
C. C. Hartmann 
Perry D. Cobb 
Audrey M. Benson 
Mary Carr 
Peggy Carr 
Allysen Aspden 
Joseph P. Mitchell, Jr. 
Cleo W. Riley 
Rodney J. Powell 
Rose Laughon Hartmann 
Ellen S. Cobb 
Nancy Grey Riley 
Virginia L Mitchell 



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tober 7, 1956. They are as follows: Rev. W. M. Currie, 
Chairman, Dr. T. H. Patterson, Rev. J. W. Flora, Jr., 
Elders Henry Myers, Earl Wilkins, Tom Richmond and 
W. B. Mayhew. 

The report of the Council was approved and adopted as 
a whole. 

MODERATORIAL NOMINEE 

Rev. W. M. Baker was designated unanimously the nomi- 
nee as Moderator of Orange Presbytery for the Three 
Hundred Seventy-Fifth Stated Meeting. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

Orange Presbytery had been previously invited to hold 
its next meeting at The Presbyterian Church Of The 
Covenant, Greensboro, N. C, at 2:00 P. M. 

READING AND CORRECTING MINUTES 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT 

After Presbytery had voted to adjourn, Rev. C. W. Jen- 
nings led in prayer. 

Joseph W. Flora, Jr., Moderator 
Irving E. Birdseye, Permanent Clerk 
Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
CALLED MEETING 

PARK AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Burlington, North Carolina 

November 12, 1956 

The Presbytery of Orange met in the Park Avenue Presbyter- 
ian Church, Burlington, N. C. at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Chester Alex- 
ander, past moderator, called the meeting to order. Rev. W. M. 
Baker led Presbytery in prayer. 

A quorum was declared present with the following ministers 
and elders enrolled: 

ROLL 

MINISTERS: Chester Alexander, W. M. Baker, Samuel S. 
Cappel, C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., W. M. Currie, W. L. Foley, 
M. S. Huske, W. H. Kryder, C. E. Mills, Reid Montgomery, Guy 
Morrow. 

ELDERS: Buffalo (G), C. E. Kerchner; Edgewood, Roland 
Monroe; Glenwood, K. N. Kirkman, Jr.; High Point, First, W. R. 
Rinehart; Leaksville, Tom Stanley; Mebane, J. Sam White; 
New Hope, S. C, Blackwood; Sanford, First, J. M. Auman. 

The following ministers were excused from attending 
this meeting: Irving E. Birdseye, Joseph M. Flora, Harry 
Smith, Carl Stark, W. T. Thompson. . 

VISITING BRETHREN 

The following ministers were invited to sit as visiting 
brethren : Rev. R. Don Carson, Granville Presbytery ; 
Rev. W. O. Smith, Lexington-Ebenezer Presbytery; Rev. 
E. L. Kincaid, Westchester Presbytery, Synod of New 
York, Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. 

CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS MET 

Upon request of the Moderator, Dr. Chester Alexander, 
the following call was read and found in order: 

The Constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
Orange Presbytery to meet in the Park Avenue Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, N. C. on Monday, November 12, 1956, 10:30 
a.m. to transact the following business: 

1. To receive Rev. Don Carson and Rev. W. 0. Smith who are 
to be installed at the First Presbyterian Church, Sanford, 
and the New Hope and Efland Churches, respectively. 



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2. To attend to any matter growing out of the above. 

Joseph M. Flora, Jr., Moderator 
C, Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 
^ W. H. Foley 
J. M. Auman 
H. M. Clark 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. John C. Whitley. 

The report with the recommendations was adopted. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work wishes to 
submit the following report : 

1. Calls from Efland and New Hope Churches to the Rev. W. 0. 
Smith of Lexington-Ebenezer Presbytery have been placed 
in the hands of the Commission. The terms of the calls are 
as follows: The two churches together are to pay a salary 
of $3600.00 annually. The New Hope Church is to pay 
$2400.00 and the Efland Church is to pay $1200.00. In addi- 
tion to the salary, the churches are to provide the free use 
of a manse (located at New Hope), an annual vacation of 
one month, and the IV2 percent participation in the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund. 

It is here noted that the salary basis of $3600.00 is not as 
much as the minimum salary basis required of the Presbytery. 
The exception is due to the fact that Mr. Smith has planned 
to do graduate work while he is at these two churches. 

2. A call from the First Presbyterian Church of Sanford to the 
Rev. R. Donald Carson of Granville Presbytery has been 
placed in the hands of the Commission. The terms of that 
call are as follows: An annual salary of $6500.00; the IV2 
percent participation in the Ministers' Annuity Fund; one 
month annual vacation; free use of manse; the use of a 
station wagon with all its expenses paid by the church; the 
renovation of the manse and the provision of fuel, telephone, 
electricity and water, all paid for by the church; the group 
insurance plan for the minister and his dependents; the 
payment of all expenses in moving to Sanford. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work has examined 
these calls and now recommends that, pending the examination 
of Mr. Smith and Mr. Carson, their calls be placed in their 
hands and that they be invited to sign the obligations of the 
Presbytery. 

The Commission commends the Sanford Church for the gener- 
ous and thoughtful way that it is providing for its minister and 
making it possible for him to render a greater service to the 
church and the kingdom. 

Respectfully submitted, 
C. Linwood Cheshire 
Lawrence Bennett 
H. P. Morrison 
Joseph M. Garrison 
R. D. Hughes 
John Parks, Jr. 
John C. Whitley 



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COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS, REPORT OF 

Rev. W. M. Currie, acting for the Chairman, Dr. John 
Redhead, proceeded with the examinations. Rev. R. Don 
Carson and Rev. W. Smith were examined in Experi- 
mental Rehgion by the Moderator, on their views in the- 
ology by Rev. W. M. Currie, the sacraments by Rev. W. H. 
Kryder, and church government by Rev. M. S. Huske. 

The examinations were sustained in their several parts 
and as a whole. Mr. Carson and Mr. Smith accepted the 
calls to the First Presbyterian Church, Sanford, and the 
New Hope and Efland Presbyterian Churches, respective- 
ly, and signed the book of ministerial obligations. 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Reid Montgomery, 
who made the following report relative to the installations 
of Rev. R. Don Carson and Rev. W. 0. Smith. 

Commission to install Rev. R. Don Carson at the First 
Presbyterian Church, Sanford, N. C, December 2, 1956, 
at 11:00 a.m. is as follows: Dr. T. Henry Patterson to 
preside and propound the constitutional questions. Rev. 
W. M. Currie to preach the sermon. Elder E. Frank An- 
drews to charge the congregation. Rev. W. L. Foley to 
charge the pastor, Dr. T. H. Patterson to offer prayer, 
and Rev. Marion Murray and Elder Gabe Holmes to serve 
as alternate minister and elder, respectively. 

Commission to install Rev. W. 0. Smith at the Efland 
and New Hope Churches, November 25, 1956, at 3 :00 p.m. 
and 7:00 p.m., respectively, is as follows: Rev. C. H. 
Reckard to preside and propound the constitutional ques- 
tions. Rev. Irving Birdseye to preach the sermon. Elder 
Clarence Jones to charge the congregation. Rev. C. H. 
Reckard to charge the pastor and to offer prayer, and Rev. 
Allen C. McSween and Elder Robert Hughes to serve as 
alternate minister and alternate elder, respectively. 

This report as presented by Mr. Montgomery was 
adopted and the commissions appointed. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved, 
after which Presbytery was adjourned. Rev. M. S. Huske 
led in prayer and pronounced the benediction. 

Dr. Chester Alexander, Moderator 
Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIFTH STATED MEETING 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE COVENANT 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
January 17, 1957 

The Three Hundred Seventy-fifth Stated Meeting of the Pres- 
bytery of Orange was called to order at 2:00 p.m. by the Mod- 
erator, Rev. Joseph M. Flora, Jr., in the Presbyterian Church 
of the Covenant, Greensboro, N. C., on Thursday, January 17, 
1957. Dr. Chester Alexander led the Presbytery in prayer. 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

ROLL 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander W. 0. Payne Burlington, First 

Louie Andrews, Jr Mac ^Foust Memorial 

W. M. Baker W. F. Robinette Crestwood 

Vance Barron Alan Keith-Lucas Chapel Hlil 

James T. Benjamin, Jr. ___ Dogwood Acres 

Irving E. Birdseye Guilford Park 

Edwin C. Brammer, Jr. _ .C. H. Donnell Bessemer 

Ben F. Brown Sidney F. Marsh Alamance 

Ralph L. Buchanan Hawfields 

Sam S. Cappel T. D. Jones Mebane 

R. Don Carson Gabe Holmes Sanford, First 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr.____Elmo Poole Park Avenue 

W. M. Currie Greensboro, First 

Joe Flora Greensboro, First 

W. L. Foley K. E. Seymour Buffalo (L) 

J. G. Edwards St. Andrews 

J. M. Garrison J. P. Carlisle Church of Covenant 

Marion S. Huske Westminster 

C. W. Jennings 0. C. Jones Riverview 

Frank S. Jones William J. Chambers___ El Bethel 

Hardin A. King Burney Clapp Shiloh 

Wm. H. Kryder George R. Coble Graham 

R. J. McMullen 

J. P. H. McNatt Brentwood 

Allen C. McSween Dr. Rod M. Buie, Jr.___,Starmount 

Carl E. Mills Meadowside 

K. M. Misenheimer W. T. Smith Siler City 

J. R. Martin Mt. Vernon Springs 

Reid Montgomery Glenwood 

Guy Morrow H. J. Thiel Stony Creek 

Oakview 

David C. Moss Paul G. Boone Bethel 

John Parks B. M. Barker [ Reidsville, First 

T. Henry Patterson 



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MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 



Z. T. Piephoff D. V. Quackenbush Bethany 

John A. Redhead, Jr John A. Kellenberger.-Greensboro, First 

W. H. Andrews, Jr.._-Greensboro, First 

John Deifell Greensboro, First 

Robert B. Rock R. A. Currie Broadway 

Cumnock 
Salem 

Thos. B. Ruff W. G. Rakestraw Smyrna 

Harry E. Smith H. E. McCallum Wentworth 

Hillview 

Carl H. Stark, Jr Julian W. Thompson.___Piedmont 

R. L. Turner J. R. Bennett Greenwood 

Speedwell 

James H. Wade James McCutchen Asheboro 

Roy E. Watts Henry V. Koonts High Point, First 

John C. Whitley R. J. Smith, Jr Leaksville, First 

John N. Wilson Leon Phillips Edgewood 

Harry R. Smith Buffalo (G) 

Joseph A. Tate Cross Roads 

Howard JVIcAdams Efiand 

James A. Wilson Madison 

Edward L. Quillin Morningside 

Willard G. Wilson Northside 

T. B. Parish Pocket 

Roger N. McClay Randolph 

Joe P. Mitchell Sedgefield 



CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 



Bethesda, Bethlehem, Brentwood, Cumnock, Dogwood Acres, East Burl- 
ington, Eno, Euphronia, Fairfield, Farmville, Glenwood, Goldston, Griers, 
Guilford Park, Gulf, Hawfields, Haywood, Hillsboro, Hillview, Hope View, 
Jonesboro, Little River, Meadowside, Milton, New Hope, Oakview, Pitts- 
boro. Pleasant Grove, Red House, Salem, Speedwell, Springwood, Stone- 
ville, Trinity, Westminster, White Hill, Yanceyville. 



VISITING BRETHREN 



By action of the Presbytery, the following ministers were 
invited to sit as visiting brethren: Rev. Ben F. Brown, 
Abingdon Presbytery; Rev. Jefferson T. Kesterson, Nor- 
folk Presbytery; Rev. Thomas B. Ruff, Wilmington Pres- 
bytery ; and Rev. Robert Lee Turner, Concord Presbytery. 



COMMUNICATIONS 

1. Certificates of Transfer were received for the following ministers 
from their respective Presbyteries and referred to the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work relative to their reception into 
Orange Presbytery, pending their examinations : Rev. Ben F. 
Brown, Abingdon Presbytery; Rev. Jefferson T. Kesterson, Norfolk 
Presbytery; Rev. Thomas B. Ruff, Wilmington Presbytery; and 
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2. Excuses for not attending this meeting were received from and 
permission granted for: Rev. C. H. Reckard, Rev. Cecil Callis, 
Rev. W. 0. Smith, Rev. David Moorefield, Dr. W. T. Thompson, 
Rev. W. D. Hodgkin. 

MOTION TO ADJOURN 

The motion was made that the Presbytery adjourn at 4 :30 
p.m. to meet on January 22, 1957, at 10:00 a.m. in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Burhngton, N. C. The motion 
was carried. Due to the fact of the prevaihng winter 
weather conditions, the Presbytery held in abeyance until 
January 22nd all portions of the docket other than the 
Report of the Annuities and Relief Committee, with Mr. 
Charles Currie, Executive Secretary, as the speaker, and 
the report of the World Missions Committee, Dr. George 
A. Hudson, missionary to China and Formosa, as speaker, 
and any other pressing business which might need im- 
mediate action. 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, Chairman, who 
introduced Mr. William Andrews. Mr. Andrews then 
introduced Mr. Charles Currie, Executive Secretary of 
the General Assembly's Board of Annuities and Relief. 
The report was received as information and Mr. Currie 
was extended our appreciation for his report. 

WORLD MISSIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Hardin King, Chairman. He intro- 
duced Dr. George A. Hudson, missionary to China and 
Formosa, who addressed the Presbytery on his experi- 
ences in tent evangelism in Formosa. The following 
recommendations were adopted by the Presbytery with 
the remainder of the report being received as information : 

1. That the ministers and sessions be reminded of their duty 
as leaders in the Church of our Lord of keeping their people 
informed throughout the year of our World Missions Work 
and that they seek to create interest, zeal and support for 
this great work through every suitable means available. 

2. That the best and most capable young people in our churches 
be challenged to consider the great need in our world today, 
to hear the call of God, and to dedicate themselves to World 
Mission Work. 

3. That each church contribute its full quota of Presbytery's 
askings for World Missions through the central treasurer 
and where possible to adopt special projects over and above 
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4. That the Week of Prayer and Self Denial be observed Feb- 
ruary 24-March 3rd, and that our people be given an ap- 
portunity to make special contributions to World Missions 
and encouraged to do so. 

5. That each church be encouraged to take a special offering 
at Easter time for the program of Overseas Relief and 
Inter-Church Aid, which is administered by the Board of 
World Missions. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. John C. Whitley. 
The report with the following recommendations was 
adopted : 

I. INFORMATION 

A. The following ministers have been transferred, at their 
own requests, to other Presbyteries: 

1. The Rev. William Brown to Mobile Presbytery in 
Alabama. 

2. The Rev. Carl May to Concord Presbytery. 

B. The following calls have been issued to ministers in other 
Presbyteries : 

1. The Alamance Church to the Rev. Ben F. Brown of 
Abingdon Presbytery. The terms of the call: Salary 
$6,600.00 per year; 71/2% of salary to M.A.F.; one 
month annual vacation, Group insurance. 

2. The Greenwood and Speedwell Churches to Rev. Robert 
Lee Turner of Concord Presbytery: The terms of the 
calls are as follows: Salary of $2,000.00 from each 
church; 7^2% of salary to M.A.F.; one month annual 
vacation; group insurance for family. 

3. Wentworth, Smyrna, and Hillview to Rev. T. B. Ruff, 
Wilmington Presbytery. The terms of the calls: sal- 
ary: Wentworth and Smyrna $750.00 each; Hillview 
$900.00; Presbytery Extension Committee $1600.00; 
total $4,000.00; 71/2% of salary to M.A.F.; one month 
annual vacation; group insurance. 

4. The Session of the Church of the Covenant to Rev. 
Jefferson T. Kesterson of Norfolk Presbytery: The 
terms of the call: salary of $4,000.00 per year; rent 
allowance of $1,000.00 per year; 7V2% of salary to 
M.A.F.; one month annual vacation; car expense oi 
$500.00 per year. 

II. RECOMMENDATIONS 

A. That, pending their examination, the above mentioned 
ministers be received into Presbytery and that they be 
asked to sign the obligations of Presbytery. 

B. That the Buffalo (L) and Glen wood Churches be permitted 
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1. Glenwood Church: From a salary of $4,000.00 to sal- 
ary of $4,500.00. 

2. Buffalo (L) Church: See paper A attached below. 

C. That Rev. W. L. Foley, pastor of the Buffalo (L) and St. 
Andrews Churches, in the light of the following letter, 
be permitted to have his pastoral relationship with the 
St. Andrews Church dissolved so that he can become the 
' full-time pastor of the Buffalo (L) Church. 

Respectfully submitted: 

H. P. Morrison 

Lawrence Bennett 

R. D. Hughes 

John Parks, Jr. 

John C. Whitley, Chairman 

Joseph M. Garrison 

C. Linwood Cheshire 

"PAPER A" 
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING 
BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (L) 
Sanford, N. C. 
Dec. 30, 1956 

WHEREAS, the beloved Pastor of Buffalo Presbyterian Church has 
requested this congregation to concur with him in his request to Orange 
Presbytery that the pastoral relationship now existing be dissolved. 

The congregation of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church cannot concur 
with the Pastor's request for dissolution of the pastoral relationship now 
existing between the Buffalo Presbyterian Church and the Rev. W. L. 
Foley, for the following reasons, to-wit: 

1. The Buffalo Presbyterian Church (L^ respectfully requests Orange 
Presbytery; that the present relationship now existing between the Buffalo 
Presbyterian Church and the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church be dis- 
solved and that the Buffalo Presbyterian Church become a single church 
field, with a full time pastor. 

2. During the pastorate of Rev. W. L. Foley, Buffalo Presbyterian 
Church has made great progress and growth. The church membership and 
Sunday School enrollments have increased. An educational building has 
been built and paid for. The program of the church has been enlarged, 
and every phase of our church work has grown. The spiritual life of our 
church has been enriched. The stewardship program under his leadership 
has shown a steady increase and growth. He is much beloved, not only by 
the members of this congregation, but by the whole community. 

3. The Buffalo Presbyterian Church respectfully requests Orange Pres- 
bytery that it be permitted to change the present call of the Rev. W. L. 
Foley, dated June 21, 1953, from a salary of $1800.00 a year and 1V2% 
annuity, to a salary of $3600.00 and a car allowance of $400.00 a year, 
with 7V2% annuity, a manse, and one month's vacation annually. 

On motion made, duly seconded, the above set forth reasons for non- 
concurrence in the request of the Rev. W. L. Foley was unanimously carried. 



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I, M. E. Wicker, having moderated the congregational meeting of the 
Buffalo Presbyterian Church (L), at which the above action was taken, do 
certify that this meeting was conducted in all respects according to the 
rules laid down in the Book of Church Order 

M. E. Wicker, Moderator 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTIONS 

REV. W. L. FOLEY requested that Presbytery dissolve the 
relationship between himslf and the St. Andrews Presby- 
terian Church and concur in the newly stated call of the 
Buffalo (L) Presbyterian Church, effective February 1, 
1957. The request was granted in the adoption of the 
above recommendation of the report of the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work. The representatives of the 
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church stated that the church 
had concurred reluctantly in the request for the dissolution 

of the pastoral relationship existing between them and 
Mr. Foley. Commendation was made to the Buffalo (L) 
Presbyterian Church for the forward step in making this 
a completely self-supporting, one church field. 

REV. FRANK S. JONES requested that his relationship 
with the El Bethel Presbyterian Church be dissolved as 
of January 17, 1957 so that he might accept a call to the 
Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, R.F.D. 2, Monroe, N. C, 
and that he be granted a Certificate of Transfer to the 
Presbytery of Mecklenburg. He stated that the El Bethel 
Church had declined his request. His request was granted 
by action of Orange Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS 

Dr. John A. Redhead, Chairman of the Committee on 
Examinations, proceeded with the examination of the 
following men: Rev. Ben F. Brown, Rev. Jefferson T. 
Kesterson, Rev. Thomas B. Ruff, Rev. Robert Lee Turner. 
These men were examined in Experimental Religion by 
the Moderator, on their views in theology by Dr. John A. 
Redhead, the Sacraments by Rev. J. M. Millard, and on 
church government by James H. Wade. 

The examinations were sustained in their several parts 
and as a whole. Rev. Ben F. Brown accepted the call to 
the Alamance Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 
Rev. Thomas B. Ruff accepted the calls from the Hillview, 
Smyrna and Wentworth Churches. Rev. Robert Lee Tur- 
ner accepted the calls from the Greenwood and Speedwell 
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member of the Presbytery upon his acceptance of the call 
of the Session of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant 
to become the Assistant Minister. Each of the men signed 
the Book of Ministerial Obligations. 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Rev. Reid Montgomery, Chairman, made the following 
report for the Installations Committee relative to the in- 
stallations of Rev. Ben F. Brown, Rev. Robert Lee Turner 
and Rev. Thomas B. Ruff. 

Commission to install Rev. Ben F. Brown at the Alamance 
Presbyterian Church, R.F.D. 10, Greensboro, N. C, February 
24, 1957, at 11:00 a.m., is as follows: Rev. Marion S. Huske to 
preside and propound the constitutional questions, Dr. W. T. 
Thompson to preach the sermon, Elder John J. Deifell to charge 
the congregation. Rev. J. M. Millard to charge the pastor. Dr. 
T. H. Patterson to offer prayer, Dr. T. H. Patterson and Elder 

Avery Phipps to serve as alternate minister and elder, respect- 
ively. Other members appointed to the Commission as alternates 
are: Elders D. Max Cappel, W. Lacy Sharpe and Robert E. 
Smith. 

Commission to install Rev. Thomas B. Ruff at the Wentworth 
Church, Wentworth, N. C, February 3, 1957, at 3:00 p.m., is 
as follows : Rev. John G. Parks to preside and propound the 
constitutional questions and to charge the pastor. Rev. Ralph 
Buchanan to preach the sermon, to charge the congregation and 
to offer prayer. Rev. C. W. Jennings and elders Roy Crowder 
and Harry McCollum to serve as alternate minister and elders, 
respectively. 

Commission to install Thomas B. Ruff at the Hillview Presby- 
terian Church, January 27, 1957, at 3:00 p.m., is as follows: 
Rev. John Whitley to preside and propound the constitutional 
questions, to charge the pastor and to offer prayer, Rev, Robert 
Lee Turner to preach the sermon and charge the congregation. 
Rev. Marion S. Huske and Elder John E. Apple to serve as 
alternate minister and elder, respectively. 

Commission to install Rev. Thomas B. Ruff at the Smyrna 
Presbyterian Church, January 27, 1957, at 4:45 p.m., is as 
follows : Rev. Robert Lee Turner to preside and propound the 
constitutional questions, to charge the pastor and to offer 
prayer, Rev. John Whitley to preach the sermon, Elder Paul 
Hastings to charge the congregation, Rev. Marion S. Huske and 
Elder W. G. Rakestraw to serve as alternate minister and elder, 
respectively. 

Commission to install Rev. Robert Lee Turner at the Speed- 
well Presbyterian Church, January 20, 1957, at 3:00 p.m., is as 
follows: Rev. Thomas B. Ruff to preside and propound the 
constitutional questions and to charge the pastor. Rev. C. W. 
Jennings to preach the sermon and to offer prayer, Elder W. G. 
Rakestraw to charge the congregation. Rev. John C. Whitley and 
Elder J. E. Foil to serve as alternate minister and elder, re- 
spectively. 



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Commission to install Rev. Robert Lee Turner at the Green- 
wood Presbyterian Church, January 20, 1957, at 5:00 p.m., is 
as follows. Rev. C. W. Jennings to preside and propound the 
constitutional questions and to charge the pastor, Rev. Thomas 
B. Ruff to preach the sermon and to offer prayer. Elder J. E. 
Foil to charge the congregation. Rev. John G. Parks and Elder 
W. G. Rakestraw to serve as alternate minister and elder, 
respectively. 

The report as presented by Mr. Montgomery was 
adopted and the Installation Commissions were appointed. 

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE CHURCH OF THE COVENANT 

Was printed on the back of the docket of Orange Presby- 
tery. Reference was made to it and it was admitted to the 
record as follows: 

BRIEF HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
OF THE COVENANT 

So built we the wall . . . for the people had a mind to work. Neh. 4:6 

In 1894 Dr. Jacob Henry Smith, the pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church, was walking across town with a group of guests, including some 
young college girls, when he paused at a point not far distant from the 
State Normal and Industrial College and Greensboro Female College and 
said, "Some day we want to build a church out here that will serve these 
colleges and the people in this part of the city."* 

Sometime later the First Presbyterian Church and the Westminster 
Presbyterian Church came to share this same vision and appointed a 
building committee which held its first meeting on May 25, 1905. A year 
later a small frame church with a seating capacity of about 300 was com- 
pleted at a total cost of $4,764.36. The church was organized by Orange 
Presbytery on May 22, 1906 with 69 charter members. 

Robert Murphy Williams, a young minister serving as an evangelist 
in Wilmington Presbytery, was called to be the first pastor of the church 
and was installed September 30, 1906. He served the church actively for 
39 years, retiring in 1945 and remaining as Pastor Emeritus until his 
death on March 27, 1955. 

The present pastor, Joseph Marion Garrison, while serving as director 
of Student Work for the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church 
U. S., was called to the church in 1945. 

The church originally was known as the Walker Avenue Presbyterian 
Church. In October 1909 the name was changed to the Presbyterian Church 
of the Covenant. 

The present physical plant, which is valued at more than $200,000, has 
grown with the congregation. The Sanctuary was dedicated on May 14, 
1916. The Educational Building was begun twenty years later and com- 
pleted in 1937. A temporary Youth House, a former home next to the 
church property, was acquired in 1955 and in the same year a new Manse 
was purchased. For this coming year a Development Program has been 
projected in anticipation of future needs. The program for Benevolence has 
grown along with the physical development of the church so that it now 
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The church that once served the nearby community has become a church 
serving the entire community, but retaining the spirit of the original 
vision of its founders. 

1) History of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 1906-1 9 J^S by 
Colvin T. Leonard, lip. illus. 

2) ''Here Comes Murphy," An Appreciation for the Rev. Robert Murphy 
Williams, by the Rev. Joseph M. Garrison, Greensboro, N. C., The 
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 1956, 39p. illus. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The Presbytery expressed appreciation to the Presbyter- 
ian Church of the Covenant for its hospitahty and regrets 
for adjourning prior to the scheduled time for dinner. 
This motion was carried by a rising vote. It was declared 
that the Presbytery of Orange stand adjourned until 
10:00 a.m., January 22, 1957, and convene at that time 
in the First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. 

Joseph M. Flora, Jr., 

Moderator 

Irving E. Birdseye, 
Permanent Clerk 

Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 

Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE 
THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIFTH STATED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Burlington, North Carolina 

January 22, 1957 

The Adjourned Meeting of the Three Hundred Seventy-fifth 
Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Orange was called to order 
at 10:00 a.m., January 22, 1957, the hour to which it was ad- 
journed to meet on January 17, 1957, by the Moderator, Rev. 
Joseph M. Flora, Jr. After leading Presbytery in the opening 
prayer, he conducted the devotional service which included his 
sermon as the retiring Moderator. The subject of his sermon 
was ''Christianity in Crisis" and the Scripture passage was 
Romans 1:8-23. 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

ROLL 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander W. 0. Payne Burlington, First 

Louie Andrews, Jr John H. Lewis Memorial 

Vance Barron Alan Keith-Lucas Chapel Hill 

W. M. Baker . W. F. Robinette Crestwood 

James T. Benjamin, Jr Dogwood Acres 

Irving E. Birdseye L. F. York Guilford Park 

Ben F. Brown Parker Causey Alamance 

Cecil Callis Robert Lee Neal, Jr.__- Bethesda 

Sam Bason Yanceyville 

Sam S. Cappel T. D. Jones Mebane 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr... Park Avenue 

W. M. Currie John J. Mclver Greensboro, First 

John A. Kellenberger____Greensboro, First 

W. H. Andrews, Jr Greensboro, First 

Joe W. Flora Greensboro, First 

W. L. Foley K. E. Seymour Buffalo (L) 

J. M. Garrison A. F. Thiel Church of Covenant 

M. S. Huske P. N. Pritchett Westminster 

C. W, Jennings Riverview 

Hardin A. King Burney Clapp Shiloh 

William H. Kryder W. F. Hadley Graham 

R. J. McMullen 

J. P. H. McNatt Dan Kelly Brentwood 

Allen C. McSween Starmount 

J. M. Millard 

Carl E. Mills Meadowside 

K. M. Misenheimer Siler City 

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Reid Montgomery Worth Watts Glenwood 

D. R. Moorefield C. P. Jones Bethlehem 

Guy M. Morrow N. L. Oliver Oakview 

Stony Creek 

David C. Moss G. H. Holt Bethel 

M. J. Murray H. H. Brewer Jonesboro 

John Parks B. M. Barker Reidsville, First 

T. Henry Patterson 

Z. T. Piephoff D. V. Quackenbush -—Bethany 

C. H. Reckard L. E. Beard Hillsboro 

Robert Rock Broadway 

Cumnock 
Salem 

Thos B. Ruff W. G. Rakestraw Smyrna 

Wentworth 

M. E. McCollum Hillview 

J. Don Skinner Willard G. Wilson Northside 

Harry E. Smith 

Wm. O. Smith Efland 

New Hope 

Carl H. Stark, Jr Piedmont 

Robert Lee Turner J. R. Bennett Greenwood 

W. A. Rankin Speedwell 

James H. Wade Asheboro 

Roy E. Watts Henry V. Koonts High Point, First 

John C. Whitley Tom C. Stanley Leaksville, First 

John N. Wilson Edgewood 

C. Hodgin Donnell Bessemer 

Harry R. Smith Buffalo (G) 

Joseph A. Tate Cross Roads 

Robert Hughes Eno 

C. H. Waddell Fairfield 

C. F. Smith Griers 

G. S. Bason Hawfields 

J. E. Latta Little River 

James A. Wilson Madison 

E. L. Quillin Morningside 

W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 

E. Q. Matthews Pocket 

J. E. Warren Randolph 

Gabe Holmes Sanford, First 

J. P. Mitchell Sedgefield 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT: 

Asheboro, Broadway, Cumnock, Dogwood Acres, East Burlington, Edge- 
wood, Efland, El Bethel, Euphronia, Farmville, Goldston, Gulf, Haywood, 
Hillview, Hope View, Meadowside, Milton, Mt. Vernon Springs, New 
Hope, Park Avenue, Piedmont, Pittsboro, Red House, Riverview, St. 
Andrews, Salem, Siler City, Springwood, Starmount, Stoneville, Stony 
Creek, Trinity, White Hill. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR-TEMPORARY CLERKS 

The nominee for Moderator of the Presbytery, Rev. W. M. 
Baker, was elected by acclamation. Rev. Louie V. An- 
drev^s and Rev. W. 0. Smith were elected as Temporary 
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WORDS OF WELCOME 

Mr. E. C. Scott, Elder of the host church, First Presby- 
terian Church, Burhngton, N. C, extended a welcome to 
the Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDERS, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Dr. Chester Alexander, host pastor. 
The printed docket was approved as amended. The Com- 
mittees on Annuities and Relief and World Missions re- 
ported at the Three Hundred Seventy-fifth Stated Meet- 
ing which convened in the Presbyterian Church of the 
Covenant, Greensboro, N. C, on January 17, 1957, and 
therefore were deleted from the printed proposed docket. 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE 
THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIFTH STATED MEETING 
January 22, 1957—10:00 A.M. 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BURLINGTON, N. C. 

10:00 Presbytery Called to Order Rev. Joseph M. Flora, Jr., Moderator 

Devotional Services, Sermon of the Retiring Moderator 
Roll Call: 

Election of Moderator, Temporary Clerks 

Worus of Welcome Elder E. C. Scott 

Report of Committee on Orders Dr. Chester Alexander 

Reading and Correcting Minutes (Three Hundred 

Seventy-fifth Stated Meeting) 
Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications and Announcements 
Stated Clerk's Report 
Standing Committee Appointments 

Bills and Overtures 

Courtesy 

Special Committee Appointments . , ; , . . 

Installations 

Records and Amendments to B.C.O. 
Amendments to Manual of Orange Presbytery (Relative 
to establishing a permanent Committee on Evangelism) 

11:00 CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, 

Report of Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman 

Sub-committee on EVANGELISM, Report of ..Rev. W. H. Kryder 
11:30 NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, 

Report of Rev. Ralph Buchanan, Chairman 

Election of Nominations Committee, Class of 1959 

Glade Valley — Report of Trustees Elder John Kellenberger 

Examination of Sessional Records Elder R. D. White, Chairman 



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12:45 Recess for Lunch 
2:00 Reconvene 

RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS TO THE BOOK 
OF CHURCH ORDER 

COMMITTEE, Report of Rev. Guy Morrow, Chairman 

2:30 COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, 

Report of Elder E. Frank Andrews, Chairman 

3:00 CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, 

Report of Dr. J. M. Garrison, Chairman 

Election of Commissioners to the General Assembly 
COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, 

Report of Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman 

Unfinished Business 
COURTESY COMMITTEE, 

Report of Rev. Sam S. Cappel, Chairman 

New Business 

Time and Place of Next Meeting 
Reading and Correcting Minutes 
Adjournment 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. 

VISITING BRETHREN 

There were none present at this meeting but elders from 
the several churches attending for the first time were 
introduced. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were read, referred and 
disposed of in the following manner indicated : 

1. Relative to change of terms in the call of the following 
Minister : 

From C. D. Jones, Clerk of Session, Hillsboro Presbyterian 
Church, Hillsboro, N. C, relative to raising annual salary 
of Rev. C. H. Reckard to $4500.00, with commensurate in- 
crease in the payments of our church to the Minister's 
Annuity Fund, effective this year. Permission granted, 

2. Excuses for not attending this meeting were received from 
and permission granted for Rev. R. Don Carson, Rev. W. L. 
Hodgkin, illness, and Dr. W. T. Thompson. 

3. Request from Mrs. Betsy Workman Moore, 610 Farrish 
Street, Charlottesville, Va., to have her name deleted from 
the list of those people who are under the care of Orange 
Presbytery as Directors of Christian Education. The request 
was granted. 

4. A letter of appreciation from Mrs. Olin M. Whitner, widow 
of the late Rev. Olin M. Whitner, who passed away July 5, 
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for the many gifts sent to her during her recent bereavement. 
The letter was referred to and members of the Presbytery- 
invited to read it, in toto. 

5. The following report of the Commission appointed by Orange 
Presbytery to organize the Sedgefield Presbyterian Church, 
R.F.D., Greensboro, N. C, to examine and ordain the newly 
elected elders and deacons of the Sedgefield Presbyterian 
Church and the list of charter members of said church were 
read, adopted and committed to record as follows: 

MINUTES OF ORGANIZATION MEETING OF SEDGEFIELD 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

October 7, 1956 

11:00 a. m. 

Student Pastor Lee Adkins was in general charge of the morning 
worship service and the entire program. 

Of the commissioners appointed for this organization meeting. Dr. T. 
Henry Patterson, Rev. Joseph W. Flora, Messrs. E. H. Wilkins and W. B. 
Mayhew were present. Rev. William M. Currie and Mr. Henry Myers were 
absent. Rev. Joseph W. Flora was elected chairman and E. H. Wilkins 
was elected secretary. 

After a sermon by Rev. J. W. Flora, the meeting was called to order and 
purpose of the meeting was stated. Prayer of dedication was offered by 
Rev. A. P. Dickson. 

Mrs. C. M. Holmes made a report of the committee on a name for the 
church and made a motion that it be named ''SEDGEFIELD PRESBY- 
TERIAN CHURCH," An amended motion was made that the name be 
"FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SEDGEFIELD." Upon vote 
taken the original motion was overwhelmingly carried. 

It was moved, seconded and carried that the charter membership remain 
open until December 1, 1956. 

Mr. Joseph P. Mitchell read the petition of organization with thirty-four 
signers, thirty of whom were transferring from other churches and four 
joining on profession of faith. One additional person joined on profession. 
All new members repeated the covenant as disciples of Jesus Christ in a 
church relation according to the provisions of the Constitution of the 
Presbyterian Church in the United States. 

Mrs. George Newton made a report of the committee on nominating 
Elders and Deacons. There were no other nominations from the floor. 
Messrs. Perry D, Cobb, C. M. Holmes and Joseph P. Mitchell, were elected 
Elders. Messrs. Jamie Guin, C. W. Echels and R. H. Brooks were elected 
Deacons. 

Mr. C. M. Holmes was ordained, then he and Mr. Joseph P. Mitchell 
were installed as Elders. (Mr. Mitchell had previously been ordained as 
an Elder.) Mr. Perry D. Cobb was absent due to illness. 

Messrs. Jamie Guin and C. W. Echels were ordained and installed as 
Deacons. Mr. R. H. Brooks was unable to be present. 



Words of greeting were off'ered by: 



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Mr. W. B. Mayhew from Glenwood Presbyterian Church. 

Mr. Robert Barrier from Westminster Presbyterian Church. 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson from First Presbyterian Church and Orange 
Presbytery. 

After singing the hymn "Blest Be The Tie That Binds" the Benediction 
was pronounced by Rev. Flora. 

Signed: E. H. Wilkins, Secretary 

SEDGEFIELD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHARTER MEMBERS 

Miss Doris Marie Aspden 

Miss Allysen Ann Aspden 

Miss Mary Elizabeth Carr 

Miss Peggy Ann Carr 

Mrs. Janie Ruth Elliott Crabtrc^ 

Mr. Charles W. Echels 

Mrs. Charles W. Echels 

Mrs. Percy Gunn 

Mr. Jamie Guin 

Mrs. Jamie Guin 

Mr. Charles C. Hartmann 

Mrs. Charles C. Hartmann 

Mrs. Clara Maxine Elliott Honeycutt 

Mr. Clifford M. Holmes 

Mrs. Clifford M. Holmes 

Mr. T. V. Powell 

Mrs. T. V. Powell 

Mr. Jimmy Powell 

Mr. Harvey Powell 

Mr. Joseph P. Mitchell, Sr. 

Mrs. Joseph P. Mitchell, Sr. 

Mr. Joseph P. Mitchell, Jr. 

Mrs. George Newton 

Mrs. Cleo W. Riley 

Miss Nancy Gray Riley 

Mr. Melvin Smith 

Mrs. Melvin Smith 

Miss Susan Carol Smith 

Mr. Billy Smith 

Mrs. Billy Smith 

Miss Jeanne Smith 

Mr. Camp Thomas 

Miss Gayle Thomas 

Mrs. Barbara Vetterlein 

6. Commission reports on the installations of Rev. R. Don Car- 
son and Rev. Wm. 0. Smith were received and committed 
of record. 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. DON R. CARSON 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at First Presbyterian Church, Sanford, N. C, December 2, 1956, at 
10:45 A.M., and was opened with prayer \>y Elder E. Frank Andrews. 
Members present: Rev. W. L. Foley and Rev. Wm. M. Currie, Ministers, 
and E. Frank Andrews, Ruling Elder. A quorum was present. Elder E. 
Frank Andrews was elected clerk. Rev. W. L. Foley presided in the 
worship service. Rev. Wm. M. Currie preached the sermon. Topic: The 



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Church Today. Rev. W. L. Foley recited the proceedings of Presbytery 
and propounded the constitutional questions to the Minister and the con- 
gregation. These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. R. Don Carson 
was installed as Minister of First Presbyterian Church, according to 
Paragraphs 136 to 140, Book of Church Order. Rev. W. L. Foley delivered 
the charge to the Minister and Elder E. Frank Andrews to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the leaders of the congregation came forward 
and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. W. L. Foley. 

W. L. Foley, Moderator 
E. Frank Andrews, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL WILLIAM 0. SMITH 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Efiand Church November 25, 1956 at 3:00 P.M., and was opened with 
prayer by Rev. C. H. Reckard. Members present: C. H. Reckard and Allen 
McSween, Ministers, and Clarence Jones and Robert Hughes, Ruling Elders. 
A quorum was present. Elder Robert Hughes was elected clerk. Rev. C. H. 
Reckard presided in the worship service. Rev. Allen McSween preached 
the sermon. Text: Romans 1:16. Rev. C. H. Reckard recited the proceedings 
of Presbytery and propounded the constitutional questions to the minister 
and the congregation. These being answered in the affirmative. Rev. Wm. 
0. Smith was installed as pastor of Efiand Church, according to Paragraphs 
136 to 140, Book of Church Order. Rev. C. H. Reckard delivered the charge 
to the minister and Elder Clarence D. Jones to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed minister, and the leaders of the congregation came forward 
and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. Allen McSween. 

The Commission recessed with prayer by the Rev. Allen McSween to 
meet at New Hope Church with members present as above except Robert 
Hughes, who being unable to attend the evening meeting, C. D. Jones was 
duly appointed to serve as Clerk of that session, and was opened with 
prayer by Elder C. D. Jones. The Rev. C. H. Reckard presided in the 
worship service. The Rev. Allen McSween preached the sermon. Text: 
Romans 1:16. The Rev. C. H. Reckard recited the proceedings of Presbytery 
and propounded the Constitutional questions to the minister and congrega- 
tion. These being answered in the affirmative, the Rev. Wm. O. Smith was 
installed as pastor of New Hope Church, agreeably to the Word of God 
and the Book of Church Order. 

The Rev. C. H. Reckard delivered the charge to the pastor and Elder 
C. D. Jones to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced by the newly 
installed pastor, and the leaders of the congregation came forward and 
gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and affec- 
tionate regard." 



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The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by the Rev. C. H. Reckard. 

Robert D. Hughes, C. D. Jones, Clerks 
C. H. Reckard, Moderator 

STATED CLERK'S ANNUAL REPORT 

The Stated Clerk was unable to present a complete Presbytery's 
Statistical Report to the General Assembly for the year 1956 
due to the fact that as many as eleven churches had failed to 
report. Therefore, Presbytery ordered that the completed report 
be prepared by the Stated Clerk and inserted in the minutes 
according to his discretion. 

As of this meeting of Presbytery there are 63 ministers on 
roll. There are 79 churches. Two new churches were organized 
during the year 1956. They are Morningside Presbyterian 
Church, Sanford, N. C, January 29, 1956, and Sedgefield Presby- 
terian Church, Greensboro, N. C, October 7, 1956. 

Orange Presbytery licensed and ordained one man to preach 
the Gospel, Rev. Carl E. Mills. There were 7 installations. There 
were 18 pastoral dissolutions. There was one death. Rev. Olin 
M. Whitener was called to his Heavenly reward on July 5, 1956, 
at the age of forty-three. There are 20 candidates for the Gospel 
ministry. 

The Stated Clerk is pleased to note that the statistics show 
net gains in every section of Presbytery's Statistical Report to 
the General Assembly of 1956 — Officers, Communicants, Infant 
Baptisms, Sunday School Enrollment, Benevolence Funds Con- 
tributed, Current Expenses, Building Receipts — with the excep- 
tion of Adult Baptisms and Added on Profession. A comparison 
of the following total statistics would prove interesting, and we 
hope, helpful. (Although the following has been accurately 
checked, there is a possibility of mistake when the final check 
is made in the General Assembly's Of!ice. The attached report 
in the back of these minutes is the official record.) 

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STANDING COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

BILLS AND OVERTURES COMMITTEE— Rev. Joseph 
M. Flora, Jr., Chairman, Rev. E. C. Brammer and Elder 
R. F. Robinette. 

COURTESY— Rev. Samuel S. Cappel, Chairman, Rev. 

C. E. Mills and Elder H. V. Koontz. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

CHURCH ORDER— Rev. W. L. Foley, Chairman, Rev. 
RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS TO THE BOOK OF 

D. R. Moorefield and Elder Bird Barker. 

INSTALLATIONS— Rev. C. W. Jennings, Chairman, 
Rev. Harry Smith and Elder T. D. Jones. 

AMENDMENT TO THE MANUAL 

The following proposed amendment was read by the 
Stated Clerk and was adopted by two-thirds vote of the 
Presbytery in accordance with Paragraph 51, Page 89 of 
the Manual of Orange Presbytery relative to amending 
the Manual. 

The Sub-Committee on Evangelism of the Church Extension 
Committee feels that the program of Evangelism is of such 
great importance that a permanent committee of Presbytery 
should be formed with the responsibility of promoting and di- 
recting this work. Therefore, we recommend that the Manual be 
amended to provide for such a permanent committee. Namely, 
following paragraph No. 8 Christian Education, Page 70, that 
the Section read as follows: 

"9. Evangelism — This Committee shall be composed of six 
members, three ministers, two laymen (one of whom shall 
be the President of the Men of the Church) of Orange 
Presbytery, and one woman, who shall be Chairman of 
Spiritual Growth of the Women of the Church. It shall 
be the duty of this Committee to plan and promote evan- 
gelism throughout the Presbytery. 

This Committee shall be authorized to form a Council of 
Evangelism along the lines suggested by our General 
Assembly. 

This Committee shall make a written report at the winter 
meeting of Presbytery. 

The Chairman of the Committee of Evangelism shall be 
ex-officio a member of the Committee on Church Extension. 
The Chairman and members shall be elected by Presby- 
tery." 

Secondly, we recommend that an amendment to the Manual of 
Orange Presbytery, Page 68, item "d" of Committee of Church 
Extension shall read: 



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"d. Evangelism — All plans for evangelism requiring consider- 
ation and action by the Committee on Church Extension 
shall be brought before the Committee by the Chairman 
of Evangelism, who is ex-officio a member of the Com- 
mittee of Church Extension." 

The paragraph now found on pages 68 and 69 beginning 
"This Committee . . and ending "that may be of assistance 
to this Committee" be deleted. 

Marion S. Huske 
W. H. Kryder 
Co-chairmen 

Sub -Committee on Evangelism 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman. The 
report was received as information and the recommenda- 
tions adopted. 

Your Committee submits the 3 following recommendations 
for approval and adoption: 

(1) That the Memorial Presbyterian Church be granted per- 
mission to execute a loan, giving Deed of Trust on church 
property in an amount not to exceed $15,000.00 for the 
purpose of erecting a new Educational Building. 

(2) That the Trustees of Orange Presbytery, or the congre- 
gation of the Guilford College Presbyterian Church, after 
organization, be granted permission to execute Loan, 
giving Deed of Trust on Church property, in an amount 
not to exceed $25,000.00. 

(3) That Presbytery request the Trust Department of the 
Security National Bank, Successor Trustee of the D. P. 
Foust Trust Estate, to loan these funds out of said 
Estate at an interest rate of 5%, upon execution of 
proper papers; and that the Stated Clerk become a co- 
signer of the Note on behalf of Orange Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. M. Currie, Chairman 

The Sedgefield Church was commended for the excellent 
progress it has made in such a short period. 

SUB-COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM, REPORT OF 

The report of the Sub-committee on Evangelism was pre- 
sented and distributed by the newly elected Chairman, 
Rev. W. H. Kryder. The recommendations were adopted 
as follows: 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That Presbytery approve and wholeheartedly endorse a 
special season of Visitation Evangelism as outlined below; 
and that each church be encouraged to participate actively 
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and abilities of our laymen; that following these special 
adventures in visitation each church endeavor to enter into 
a permanent program of Visitation Evangelism. 

Visitation Evangelism Program: 
District 1— March 24-27 
District 2 — March 31-April 3 
District 3— March 17-20 
District 4 — To be held later in the year. 

2. That Presbytery extend the privilege of the floor to a promi- 
nent physician and layman in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Reidsville, Dr. Robert Balsey, and hear Dr. Balsey speak 
briefly in the interest of laymen in the work of Visitation 
Evangelism. 

3. That Presbytery express and record its appreciation to Dr. 
Balsey for his timely testimony and inspiring challenge. 

4. That Presbytery encourage every church to have a week of 
special evangelistic services during 1957, in the conviction 
that the preached Word 'is the power of God unto salvation." 

5. That the ministers and laymen of Orange Presbytery covenant 
together to make earnest prayer and undergirding power in 
all our evangelistic endeavors to win souls to Jesus Christ. 
"The prayer-life is the root-life of the Christian; and if the 
root-life is not right, the fruit-life cannot be right." (Gypsy 
Smith) 

6. That Presbytery's Chairman of Evangelism be encouraged 
to attend the Regional Conference on Evangelism at Union 
Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. on February 24th 
and 25th; and that the necessary expenditures for expenses 
be authorized. 

7. That Presbytery record its gratitude to God in directing to 
our Synod Dr. H. H. Thompson to be Director of Evangelism; 
and that Orange Presbytery assure Dr. Thompson of our 
prayers and cooperation as he assumes his new responsibili- 
ties. 

8. With the retirement of The Reverend M. S. Huske as Chair- 
man of Evangelism at this meeting today, the Presbytery 
expresses, by a rising vote, its appreciation for his untiring 
devotion and dedicated leadership in the work of Evangelism. 

With the receiving of this report as information and adoption 
of these recommendations, your committee would like for this 
report to be closed with prayer, led by the retiring Chairman 
of Synod's Committee on Evangelism, The Reverend Ralph 
Buchanan. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William Howard Kryder, Chairman 
Committee on Evangelism 



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NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented for the Chairman, Rev. Ralph Buchanan, 
by the Stated Clerk. The motion was made that the 
nominees named be duly elected. The motion carried and 
the report was adopted. 

EVANGELISM: (Term 3 years— 6 members) 
Chairman: Rev. W. H. Kryder, Graham, N. C. 

A — President of Men of the Church of Orange Presbytery; 

Chairman of Spiritual Growth of Women of the Church 

of Orange Presbytery 

1959— W. H. Kryder 

Laymen— Robert E. Balsley, M.D., Reidsville, N. C. 

1960— Sam S. Cappel 

1961 — R. Don Carson 
TRUSTEES: (Key—* to succeed self) 

1. PRESBYTERY: 

1959— Chester Alexander (SS*) 
Henry V. Koonts (SS*) 

2. DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

1960— J. Spencer Love (SS*) 

3. FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 
1959— Fred Carlson (SS*) 

Mrs. Waylon Blue (SS*) 

Thomas Whitley (to succeed D, W. Wright) 

Paul S. Cragan (to succeed Lynn Mclver) 

4. PEACE COLLEGE 

No one needing nomination for replacement 

5. GLADE VALLEY 

1958— Floyd H. Craft (SS*) 
Paul Ingle (SS*) 

Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton (to succeed L. E. Beard) 

6. HAWFIELDS ANNIVERSARY 

1957 — T. D. Jones (to succeed Clarence M. Jones) 

7. CAMP NEW HOPE 

1957 — Clarence M. Jones (to succeed H. D. Jones) 

1958— Harry Smith (to succeed J. T. Donnell) 

Mrs. John K. Wilson (to succeed Mrs. D. H. Cashwell) 

1959— S. A. White (to succeed Henry V. Koonts) 
Staley Garrison (to succeed C. Fred Carlson) 
John Deifell (to succeed E. P. Barnes) 

Thos. D. Rose (to succeed Ralph Scott) 

Mrs. C. L. Bright (to succeed Miss Sara McNeill) 

Hardin King (to succeed James E. Ratchford) 



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PERMANENT COMMITTEES 
I. COUNCIL 

1959 — Chairman C. S. Wilkins (to succeed E. Frank Andrews) 
Mrs. John R. Taylor (SS*) 

Herman D. MacLean (to succeed Ralph Scott) 
G. T. Sykes (to succeed W. C. Buchanan) 

EXAMINATIONS 

A— THEOLOGY 

1958— H. R. McFadyen (to succeed W. M. Currie) 

1959— R. J. McMullen (to succeed Roy E. Watts) 
B— SACRAMENTS 

1959 — D. R. Moorefield (to succeed Allen McSween) 
C— CHURCH GOVERNMENT 

1959 — John Wilson (to succeed James Wade) 
D— ENGLISH BIBLE 

1959 — M. Douglas Harper (to succeed Marion J. Murray) 
SESSIONAL RECORDS: 

1958— Chairman, R. D. White (SS*) 

1959— H. M. Clark (SS*) 

1960— J. P. H. McNatt (SS*) 
COMMISSION MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

1959— Carl Stark (to succeed C. L. Cheshire) 
C. E. Scott (to succeed L. H. Bennett) 
WORLD MISSIONS 

1959 — Guy Morrow (to succeed J. E. Ratchford) 

1958 — James T. Benjamin, Jr. (to succeed John Parks*) 

1959 — Chairman, John Parks (to succeed Hardin King) 

B. H. Wolfe (SS*) 
J. H. Fox (SS*) 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF 

1959— W. L. Hodgkin (to succeed F. S. Jones) 

Mrs. Eugene Wilson (to succeed Mrs. J. F. Daniel) 

CHURCH EXTENSION 

1959 — Jimmie L. Jones (to succeed R. E. Zimmerman) 
1959— W. L. Foley (to succeed M. S. Huske) 

C. S. Wilkins (SS*) 

J. M. Auman (to succeed Gabe Holmes) 
Floyd Hendley (SS*) 
Hase Smith (to succeed Winfred Shaw) 
Mrs. Victor King (to succeed Mrs. P. H. Dalton) 
George Coble (to succeed C. P. Robertson) 
HIGHER EDUCATION 

1959 — Chairman, Chester Alexander (to succeed J. M. 
Garrison) 

1957 — Irving Birdseye (to succeed J. T. Donnell) 
1959 — Chester Alexander (to succeed J. M. Garrison) 
Jesse White (to succeed W. M, Holt) 



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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

1957 — Mrs. Ralph Buchanan (to succeed Miss Sara McNeill) 
Mary Faith Carson (to succeed Mrs. T. R. McPherson) 

1958 — Robert Moffett (to succeed Arthur Ross) 

Miss Nancy Lipscomb (to succeed Mrs. J. E. Ratch- 
ford) 

1959— Joseph W. Flora (SS*) 

Howard E. Carr (to succeed S. A. White) 
Frank M. Southerland (to succeed John Kellenberger) 
Miss Miriam Bowdich (to succeed Miss Jean Moling) 
Miss Betty Kersey (to succeed Mrs. Edgar Allred) 
Carl Mills (to succeed C. Linwood Cheshire) 
Marion Murray (SS*) 

HOMES 

1959 — Chairman, C. Don Skinner (to succeed Roy Watts) 
D. C. Moss (to succeed Robert Rock) 
J. A. Jackson (to succeed W. H. Owen) 
Mrs. R. W, Barnwell (to succeed Mrs. G. P. Jones) 
GENERAL FUND AGENCIES 

1959— Cecil Callis, Chairman (to succeed Z. T. Piephoff) 

1958 — D. R. Moorefield (to succeed Cecil Callis) 

1959— Clyde Cole (SS*) 
WOMEN'S WORK 

1959— Chairman, Z. T. Piephoff (to succeed M. S. Huske) 

Mrs. J. Gray McAllister (to succeed Mrs. Ralph Holt) 

ELECTION OF NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE 

The following members of the Nominations Committee 
were nominated and elected from the floor of the Presby- 
tery by a unanimous vote of the Presbytery: Rev. John 
C. Whitley and Elder Charles W. Perry, Class of 1959. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery took action to recess for lunch until 2:00 P.M. 
RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, who then 
led in prayer. 

TRUSTEES OF GLADE VALLEY SCHOOL, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Elder John Kellenberger, Chairman of 
the Board of Trustees. His report was received as infor- 
mation and the following recommendations adopted: 

1. With respect to the Study Committee's recommendation No. 1 
previously adopted by Orange Presbytery (See Minutes of 
the Presbytery of Orange, Vol. CLXXXVII, No. 1, Directory 



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Edition, pp. 54, 55), we ask that Orange Presbytery authorize 
its Stewardship Committee to include $6,000.00 for Glade 
Valley in its 1958 Benevolence Budget. 

2. In compliance with the Study Committee's recommendation 
No. 3 adopted by Orange Presbytery (See reference above 
to Minutes of the Presbytery of Orange), we recommend 
that Orange Presbytery give authority to the Board of 
Trustees of Glade Valley School to work out details with 
Winston-Salem Presbytery for the development of their camp 
site and conference grounds located on part of the School's 
property. 

Presented by John A. Kellenberger, Chairman of Board of 
Trustees, Glade Valley School 

A recommendation was made that Presbytery ask the 
Trustees of Glade Valley to outline their program of ac- 
tivities, stating the intention to continue the operation of 
the School, with an operating budget for three years and 
to report back to Presbytery at the Fall Adjourned Meet- 
ings scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 1957. The 
recommendation was adopted. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

By action of Presbytery, it declared itself a committee of 
the whole for the purpose of examining Sessional Records. 
Under the direction of its Chairman, Elder R. D. White, 
this part of the business of Presbytery was undertaken. 
Mr. White made the following report for the Committee, 
which was adopted and committed to record : 

Report 

Committee on Sessional Records 
Adjourned Meeting of Presbytery 
First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. 
Tuesday, January 22, 1957 

Books of the following churches were not found for examination: 
East Burlington Goldston Pittsboro Trinity 

Euphronia Gulf Red House 

Farmville Milton Stoneville 

The following exceptions were reported to the committee: 

1. Certified report to Presbytery missing or omissions noted: 

Edgewood Brentwood 

2. Annual Statistical Report omitted: 

Hopeview Park Avenue 

3. Omissions of opening and/or closing meetings with prayer: 

Haywood Salem 

4. Question of minutes being approved by the session: 

Haywood Park Avenue 

5. Business acted upon at congregational meeting not stated 
in the call for said meeting: 

Oakview 



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6. Moderator of congregational meeting not named in the 
minutes : 

Eno 

7. Minutes recorded in pencil and not in good permanent 
form: 

Northside 

8. No account of election of Sunday School Superintendent 
and teachers: 

Hopeview 

9. Question of authority of session to elect an ordained deacon 
to fill an unexpired term, one year period: 

First Church, Burlington 

Committee: R. D. White, J. P. H. McNatt, 
Harry Clark 

RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS TO B.C.O. COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Guy M. Morrow, Chairman. Mr. 
Morrow spoke relative to the proposed amendments to 
the Book of Church Order and Confession of Faith. His 
report was received as information. After a discussion 
of the report by members of Presbytery, the following 
proposed amendments to the Book of Church Order and 
Confession of Faith were voted upon, with the following 
results : 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER 
AND CONFESSION OF FAITH 

The General Assembly, in its 1956 sessions, approved the following 
amendments and ordered them sent to the presbyteries for their advice and 
consent: (They are found on page 42 of the Minutes, Part I). 

I. To the Book of Church Order: 
Paragraph 31. Add the following section: 

'*If any particular church, by a majority vote at a congregational 
meeting called for the purpose, wishes to elect women to the offices of 
Ruling Elder and Deacon, this may be done." 

In Paragraphs 42, 46, 61, 72, 88, 102, 152, 153, 154, 155, 157, 253 and 
304: insert feminine nouns or pronouns as may be necessary to bring 
these paragraphs into conformity with proposed amendment to Para- 
graph 31. 

In Paragraph 105 substitute "person" for "man" in third line, 

II. To the Confession of Faith: 

1. T?iat title of Chapter XXVI be changed to read "Of Marriage" (delet- 
ing "and Divorce"). 

2. That paragraphs V and VI be deleted. These paragraphs are as fol- 
lows : 

"V. Adultery or fornication, committed after a contract, being detected 
before marriage, giveth just occasion to the innocent party to dissolve 
that contract. In the case of adultery after marriage, it is lawful for 
the innocent party to sue out a divorce, and after the divorce to marry 
another, as if the offending party were dead. 



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"VI. Although the corruption of man be such as is apt to study- 
arguments, unduly to put asunder those whom God hath joined together 
in marriage; yet nothing but adultery, or such willful desertion as can 
no way be remedied by the Church or civil magistrate, is cause sufficient 
of dissolving the bond of marriage: wherein a public and orderly course 
of proceeding is to be observed; and the persons concerned in it, not 
left to their own wills and discretion in their own case." 

BALLOT 

The Presbytery of Orange voted as follows on the proposed amendments: 

I. Book of Church Order (re. Ordination of Women as Church Officers) : 

Approved 36 Disapproved 45 

II. Confession of Faith (re. Chapter XXVI) : 

Approved 27 Disapproved 43 

Dated January 22, 1957 (Signed) C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Stated Clerk 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, REPORT OF 

Was presented for the Chairman, Elder E. Frank An- 
drews, by Dr. Roy E. Watts. The report was received as 
information and the following recommendations adopted : 

I. Your Council places in nomination the names of the following 
persons to serve Orange Presbytery for a term of three years, 
beginning April 1, 1957: 

Stated Clerk Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire 

Permanent Clerk Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer 

Executive Secretary Rev. T. Henry Patterson 

(Executive Secretary was elected by ballot) 

II. The Council recommends that Orange Presbytery answer the 
Synod of North Carolina, relating to an Equalization Fund 
in the negative, and that the Treasurer of Orange Presbytery 
be instructed to disburse Benevolent Funds in the Church 
Year 1957 as he has disbursed them in 1956; i.e. directly to 
the Treasurers of the several Synod's Agencies and Com- 
mittees. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. Frank Andrews Chairman 

The following recommendation, which grew out of the 
above report, was offered and adopted relative to Dr. T. H. 
Patterson and Office of Executive Secretary : 

1. That this Court stand to show appreciation for the notable 
work that Dr. Patterson has done; 

2. That the Council of Orange Presbytery study the work of 
the Executive Secretary and the Office of Orange Presbytery 
with a view to (a) Ways in which the requirements and re- 
sponsibility on Dr. Patterson can be curtailed, lightened and 
shared by the Presbytery, or (b) the feasibility of dividing 
these demands and employing additional personnel to care 
for them. 

3. That the Council present its report to Presbytery at the 
Spring Adjourned Meeting. 



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CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Dr. Joseph M. Garrison. 
His report was received as information with the following 
recommendation adopted : 

That the Presbytery of Orange enthusiastically endorse the 
Convocation on Christian Higher Education to be held in the 
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Greensboro, Tuesday 
evening, February 19, 1957, and urge the members of its churches 
to attend, as well as other persons interested in Christian Higher 
Education. 

COMMISSIONERS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY ELECTED 

The Nominations Committee, through the Stated Clerk, 
presented the report of the nominees for Commissioners 
to the General Assembly as follows: 

Nominees elected for Minister Commissioners, Principals: 
W. M. Currie, C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., J. M. Garrison, I. E. 
Birdseye, J. M. Flora, Jr.; Alternates: 1. K. M. Misenheimer, 
2. R. L. Buchanan, 3. W. M. Baker, 4. Z. T. Piephoff, 5. M. J. 
Murray. 

Nominees elected for Ruling Elder Commissioners, Principals : 
B. H. Wolfe, Park Avenue, Burlington; M. E. Yount, Sr., Gra- 
ham, Graham; Paul Boone, Bethel, McLeansville; W. G. Springs, 
Reidsville, First, Reidsville; H. A. Scott, Hawfields, Mebane; 
Alternates: 1. Mac Foust, Memorial, Greensboro; 2. Thomas 
Whitley, Yanceyville, Yanceyville; 3. W. B. Mayhew, Glenwood, 
Greensboro; 4. D. J. Walker, Jr., Graham, Graham; 5. W. R. 
Booth, Meadowside, Greensboro. 

The Stated Clerk called Presbytery's attention to the fact 
that the alternates succeed principals according to num- 
ber, beginning with number one. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. John C. Whitley. 
His report was received as information and the following 
recommendation adopted : 

That Orange Presbytery grant the following request of the 
Bethlehem Church relative to continuing the present pastoral 
relationship existing between them and Rev, David R. Moorefield 
as Stated Supply of the Bethlehem Church for the calendar year 
of 1957, as set forth in the letter below. 

BETHLEHEM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Mebane, N. C. 

January 6, 1957 

Orange Presbytery 
Winter Meeting 

Attn.: Commission on the Minister and His Work 
Gentlemen : 

The Session of the Bethlehem Church meeting on this date at 



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the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, with all members of the 
session present, unanimously requests the Presbytery of Orange 
to continue the present relationship of the Reverend David R. 
Moorefield as Stated Supply of the Bethlehem Church for the 
Calendar Year, 1957. 

The terms of the call include a Salary of $125.00 per month 
and the church's share in the Minister's Annuity. 

David R. Moorefield, Moderator 
C. P. Jones, Clerk of the Session 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Samuel S. Cappel. 

The following report was read and adopted: 

In view of the very gracious manner in which the First Presby- 
terian Church of Burlington has provided for Presbytery's 
comfort in its Adjourned Meeting from the 375th Stated 
Meeting, your Committee on Courtesy would like to make the 
following recommendations : 

1. That the Presbytery of Orange express by a rising vote of 
thanks its sincere gratitude to the First Church, its pastor 
and congregation, for meeting so graciously the needs of 
Presbytery upon such short notice. 

2. That the pastor of the church be requested to convey our 
gratitude to the congregation of the church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sam S. Cappel 
Carl E. Mills 
Henry V. Koonts 

NEW BUSINESS 

A recommendation was offered and adopted by Orange 
Presbytery expressing appreciation to Dr. Samuel S. 
Scott, Elder Ralph Scott and their sister, Mrs. EHzabeth 
Scott Carrington for their gift of a beautiful, modern 
manse, completely furnished, for Hawfields Presbyterian 
Church as a memorial to their parents. 

A recommendation was offered and adopted that Orange 
Presbytery by a rising vote of thanks express its appre- 
ciation to Elder John Kellenberger of the Board of Trus- 
tees of Glade Valley School and to the Women's Advisory 
Board for the splendid effort which they have exerted in 
behalf of this institution. 

INVITATION TO PRESBYTERY BY THE GUILFORD PARK CHURCH 

Was accepted to hold the Spring Adjourned Meeting there 
on April 11, 1957, 10:00 A.M. There was not any unfin- 



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ished business. Prior to the adjournment of Presbytery, 
the tellers counting the votes cast for Commissioners to 
the General Assembly having not yet completed their 
work, a recommendation was made and adopted that if a 
tie should occur in the election of Commissioners to the 
General Assembly, that the Moderator be empowered to 
vote and thus break the tie. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 
After Presbytery voted to adjourn, the Moderator led in 
prayer. 

Joseph M. Flora, Jr., 
Moderator 
Irving E. Birdseye, 
Permanent Clerk 
Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 
Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
CALLED MEETING 

PARK AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, North Carolina 
February 21, 1957 

The Presbytery of Orange met in Called Session on Thursday, 
February 21, 1957, at 11:00 a.m., at Park Avenue Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, North Carohna, and was called to order by 
the Moderator, Rev. W. M. Baker. Presbytery was led in prayer 
by Dr. Chester Alexander. 

A quorum was declared present, with the following ministers 
and elders enrolled: 

ROLL 

MINISTERS: 

W. M. Baker, Ralph L. Buchanan, C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Guy M. 
Morrow, J. D. Skinner, Carl H. Stark, Jr., John Wilson. 

ELDERS: 

Park Avenue, Thomas G. Petty 

The call was read and found in order as follows: 

The Constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call Orange 
Presbytery to meet in the Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, Burlington, 
N. C, on THURSDAY, February 21, 1957, 11:00 A.M. to transact the fol- 
lowing business: 

1. To revise the Roll of Commissioners to the General Assembly meet- 
ing in Birmingham, Alabama on April 25, 1957. 

2. To attend to any matter growing out of the above. 

W. M. Baker, Moderator; C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk; Chester 
Alexander, Carl Stark, Thomas G. Petty, R. D. White, W. G. Wilson. 

The following recommendation was offered by the Stated Clerk 
and adopted: 

In the light of the fact that the official roll of communicants of 
Orange Presbytery has increased from 19,849 at the end of the 
year 1955, to 20,462 at the end of the year 1956, Orange Presby- 
tery is entitled to an Additional Minister and Ruling Elder 
Commissioner for the Ninety-seventh General Assembly meeting 
in Birmingham, Alabama, on April 25, 1957, thus bringing the 
■ total number of Commissioners to the General Assembly of 

Orange Presbytery to twelve; therefore, we recommend that 
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Commissioners and further, since Dr. W. T. Thompson, Moderator 
of the General Assembly, was inadvertently not elected as a 
Commissioner to the Ninety-seventh General Assembly, that Dr. 
Thompson be elected the number six Principal Minister Com- 
missioner, that Rev. H. R. McFayden be number six Alternate 
Minister, and that Mr. Mac Foust be elected the number six 
Principal Ruling Elder Commissioner; and that further, Mr. 
- J. M. Auman, Sanford, First Church, Sanford, and C. P. Jones, 
Bethlehem Church, Mebane, be elected the number fifth and 
sixth Alternate Ruling Elder Commissioners. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery was adjourned and prayer was offered by Rev. 
Ralph L. Buchanan. 

W. M. Baker, Moderator 

Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 
Stated Clerk 



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INDEX 



Page 

ADDRESSES 3, 4 

Ministers - 3 

Permanent Committees of Orange Presbytery 4 

Trustees — - - - 4 

AMENDMENTS TO THE MANUAL 52 

Adopted 52 

CANDIDATES, ROLL - 8 

CHURCHES ORGANIZED— SEDGEFIELD 21, 30 

CLERKS, TEMPORARY— ELECTED 45 

COMMISSIONERS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY, ELECTION OF 61 

COMMISSIONS APPOINTED 30, 34, 41, 42 

Installations 34, 41, 42 

Rev. Ben F. Brown 41 

Rev. R. Don Carson 34 

Rev. T. B. Ruflf 41 

Rev. W. O. Smith 34 

Rev. R. L. Turner ._ 41, 42 

Organization — Sedgefield Chapel 30 

COMMISSIONS, REPORTS OF_ 20, 26, 33, 38. 48, 49, 50, 61 

Installations 

Rev. R. Don Carson 49 

Rev. C. E. Mills 20 

Rev. W. O. Smith 50 

Minister and His Work 26, 33, 38, 61 

Organization — Sedgefield Church 48 

COMMITTEES— APPOINTED, ELECTED 52, 57 

Bills and Overtures - 52 

Courtesy 52 

Installations 52 

Nominations (Elected) 57 

Records and Amendments to B. C. O. 52 

COMMITTEES— REPORTING 18. 27, 28, 29, 34, 37, 40, 41, 42, 46 

53, 55, 58, 59, 61, 62 

Annuities and Relief ___ 37 

Christian Education _ 27 

Church Extension 27, 53 

Evangelism, Sub-Committee 27, 53 

Courtesy ___ __ 29, 62 

Examinations _. 34, 40 

Higher Education 29, 61 

Homes 28 

Installations _ _____ ____ 34, 41, 42 

Nominations 55 

Orders __ 18. 46 

Records and Amendments to B. C. O., Confession of Fatlh — 59 

Sessional Records _.._ 58 

World Missions 37 

COMMUNICATIONS ___ ___.. 20, 36, 47 

COUNCIL, REPORT OF ...._ -_. 21, 30, 60 

DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY— Officers, Trustees, 

Permanent Committees _— 5 

HISTORICAL SKETCH— CHURCH OF COVENANT 42 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



67 



INDEX (Continued) 



/ Page 

MINISTERS 26, 27, 34, 38, 39, 40, 47 

Change in Terms of Calls 39, 47 

Dismissed 

Rev. William Brown to Mobile Presbytery 38 

Rev. Charles DeSanto to Granville Presbytery .._ 27 

Rev. James T. Donnell to Athens Presbytery 26 

Rev. F. S. Jones to Mecklenburg Presbytery 40 

Rev. R. E. King to Winston -Salem Presbytery 26 

Rev. Carl May to Concord Presbytery 38 

Received 

Rev. Ben F. Brown from Abingdon Presbytery 40 

Rev. R. Don Carson from Granville Presbytery 34 

Rev. J. T. Kesterson from Norfolk Presbytery 40 

Rev. T. B. Ruff from Wilmington Presbytery 40 

Rev. W. O. Smith from Lexington-Ebenezer Presbytery — 34 

Rev. W. L. Turner from Concord Presbytery 40 

Retired— Rev. W. H. Westerfield 27 

MAILING DIRECTORY OF CHURCHES 9 

MEMORIAL— REV. OLIN MARSH WHITENER 16 

MODERATOR 31, 45 

Nomination of 31 

Election of 45 

MOOREFIELD, REV. D. R.— STATED SUPPLY, BETHLEHEM 61 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTIONS 26, 27, 38, 40 

Cross Roads and Rev. J. T. Donnell 26 

El Bethel and Rev. F. S. Jones 40 

Greenwood and Speedwell and Rev. William Brown 38 

Griers and Pleasant Grove and Rev. Carl May 38 

St. Andrews and Rev. W. L. Foley 40 

Springwood and Rev. Charles DeSanto _ — - 27 

PASTORAL RELATIONS ESTABLISHED 34, 41 

Alamance with Rev. Ben F. Brown 41 

Efland and New Hope with Rev. W. O. Smith - 34 

Greenwood and Speedwell with Rev. R. L. Turner 41 

Sanford, First with Rev. R. Don Carson ... 34 

Wentworth, Smyrna, Hillview with Rev. T. B. Ruflf 41 

PRESBYTERY 3, 16, 17, 19, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 43 

44, 45, 46, 60, 62 

Dockets 19, 37, 46 

Invitations for Meetings 62 

Meetings of 16, 32, 35, 44 

Ministerial Roll 3 

Officers, election of 45, 60 

Roll 17, 32, 35, 44 

Time and Place of Next Meeting 31, 43 

Visiting Brethren 19, 32, 36 

SEDGEFIELD CHURCH ORGANIZED 21, 30 

STATED CLERK'S REPORT 51 

TRUSTEES, REPORT OF— Glade Valley 57 

WHITENER, REV. OLIN MARSH 16 

WORKMAN, MISS BETSY (Now Mrs. Moore) 47 



PRESBYTERY'S STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR YEAR 1956 



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FORM OF BEQUEST 



"I , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North Carolina (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's work as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the bequest 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 
tery.) 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

"The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of 
people who would like to leave at least a part of their money 
or property where it will be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Master. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good se- 
curities ; the income from the investments to be given by the 
Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institution 
which in its judgment appears to be the most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequest in 
this way: 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security 
of the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most good at that time. 

"3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the Pres- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause that year ; 
in fact, where it was most needed each year." 




OF THE 



.SPRING ADJOURNED MEETING 

RK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
[reensboro, North Carolina 
April 11, 1957 

CALLED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
May 27, 1957 



THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SIXTH STATED MEETING 

ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
R. R D. 8, Sanford, North Carolina 
July 11, 1957 
CLXXXVIII 
No. 2 



(Huttiied 

OF THE 

SPRING ADJOURNED MEETING 

GUILFORD PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
April 11, 1957 

CALLED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
May 27, 1957 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SIXTH STATED MEETING 

ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
R. F. D. 8, Sanford, North Carolina 
July 11, 1957 
CLXXXVIII 
No. 2 



ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Adkins, Lee W 4210 Madison Rd., Greensboro 

Alexander, Chester, D.D 504 Fountain PI., Burlington 

Andrews, Louie V 1729 McKnight Mill Rd., Greensboro 

Baker, W. M 1600 E. Lexington, High Point 

Barron, Vance, Th.M Box 505, Chapel Hill 

Benjamin, James T. Jr - Rt. 2, Asheboro 

Birdseye, Irving E 2319 Fairfield Ave., Greensboro 

Boyd, J. A Box 287, Whitsett, N. C. 

Brammer, Edwin C, Jr.___- _____ 714 Elwell Ave., Greensboro 

Brown, Ben F. R.F.D. 10, Box 269, Greensboro 

Brown, Milton P., Jr 1211 Ruffin St., Durham 

Buchanan, Ralph L.. Rt. 1, Mebane 

Bullock, P. Leslie, Th.D Flora Macdonald College, Red Springs 

Callis, Cecil C __ Box 207, Yanceyville 

Cappel, Samuel S Mebane 

Carson, R. Don, Th.M 212 Hawkins St., Sanford 

Cheshire, C. L., Jr., Th.M., S.C 421 Wildwood Lane, Burlington 

Currie, W. M. ___ 1205 Colonial, Greensboro 

Dickson, Albert P __.Plumtree, N. C. 

Flora, Joseph W., Jr 804 Bessemer, Greensboro 

Foley, W. L. Rt. 3, Sanford 

Garrison, Joseph M., D.D 214 N. Ridgeway Dr., Greensboro 

Gillespie, E. E., D.D 709 Simpson St., Greensboro 

Hix, Douglas W 331 Clark St., Durham 

Hodgkin, W. L Milton 

Huske, Marion S 1611 Walker Ave., Graham 

Jennings, Charles Wesley.- 213 Virginia Ave., Spray 

Johnston, Frank S R.F.D. 1, Leasburg 

Kesterson, Jefferson T 1128 Westover Ter., Greensboro 

King, Hardin A Rt. 1, Burlington 

Kryder, Wm. H., Th.M 214 W. Harden St., Graham 

McFayden, H. R Oak Ridge 

McLaughlin, W. C, D.D 112 Yamamoto Dori, 4 Chome, Ikuti Ku, Kobe, 

Japan 

Mclntyre, J. A 1013 N. Hamilton St., High Point 

McMullen, Robert J., Sr., D.D _ 208 Vance St., Chapel Hill 

McNatt, J. P. H 621 Wesley PL, High Point 

McSween, Allen C._-- ___ 304 Waverly Way, Greensboro 

Millard, J. M Rt. 10, Greensboro 

Mills, Carl E 1884 Mayfair, Greensboro 

Misenheimer, Kay M 715 W. Fourth St., Siler City 

Montgomery, H. Reid 1116 Lexington Ave., Greensboro 

Moorefield, David R., Th.M M.G.C., Box 1075, Duke Station, Durham 

Morrow, Guy M Rt. 4, Burlington 

Moss, David C Route 1, McLeansville 

Murray, Marion J.___-. 416 E. Main St., Sanford 

Parks, John G., Jr.. Box 575, Reidsville 

Patterson, T. Henry, D.D Madison 

Piephoff, Z. T., Sr.. 1200 S. Main, Graham 

Porter, W. C, III Cedar Grove 

Reckard, C. H Box 372, Hillsboro 

Redhead, John A., Jr., D.D 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro 

Rice, W. M. 2509 Fernwood, Greensboro 

Ruff, Thomas B Went worth 

Schenck, L. B., Ph.D.. Davidson College, Davidson 

Scott, Jack Brown Presbyterian Mission, Chulla Namdo, Soon- 

chun, Korea 
Seals, D. Hilton Sylva 

Skinner, J. Don 1938 Wilkins St., Burlington 

Smith, Harry E Box 505, Chapel Hill 

Smith, William O R.F.D. 2, Chapel Hill 

Stark, Carl H., Jr., Th.M.. 1002 Grace Ave., Burlington 

Stone, R. H., D.D Box 9005, Plaza Station, Greensboro 

Thomas, Samuel N 506 Lindsay St., High Point 

Thompson, W. T., D.D 1221 Rennie Ave., Richmond 27, Va. 

Turner, Robert Lee ..R.F.D. 5, Reidsville 

Wade, James H 804 S. Park St., Asheboro 

Watts, Roy E., D.D 1310 Woodland Dr., High Point 

Westerfield, W. H 231 Locust Lane, Danville, Va. 

Whitley, John C 501 Moir St., Leaksville 

Willingham, E. L 2520 Church St., Greensboro 

Wilson, John N 113 Robins Rd., Apt. A., Sanford 



ADDRESSES OF LAYMEN AND LAYWOMEN ON PERMANENT 
COMMITTEES AND BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Andrews, W. H., Woodlawn Dr., Greensboro 
Auman, J. M., 410 Carbonton, Sanford 
Balsley, R. E., M.D., Box 817, Reidsville 
Bennett, Lawrence, Country Club Apts., Greensboro 
Blue, Mrs. Waylon, 2505 Dalrymple Rd., Sanford 
Boone, Paul G., 2602 Springwood Dr., Greensboro 
Booth, W. R., 447 W. Washington St., Greensboro 
Bowdlch, Miriam, First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro 
Boyd, C. T., Jefferson Standard Bldg., Greensboro 
Brandon, Smith, Milton 

Bright, Mrs. C. L., 1617 Woodland Ave., Burlington 

Buchanan, Mrs. Ralph, R.F.D. 1, Mebane 

Carlson, C. I., 705 Sunset Dr., Greensboro 

Carlson, Fred, 1006 Carolina St., Greensboro 

Carson, Mary Faith, Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill 

Clark, Harry M., 301 Lakeside, Burlington 

Coble, George, Graham 

Cole, Clyde C, Yanceyville 

Craft, Floyd H., 1704 Battleground, Greensboro 
Cragan, Paul, McCracken Heights, Sanford 
Crumpler, June, Forest Lake, Mebane 
Dallas, Mrs. Glenn, Leaksville 

Dalton, Mrs. P. H., Sr., 1048 Rockford Rd., High Point 

Deifell, John, 1010 N. Eugene St., Greensboro 

Fox, James H., Asheboro 

Garrison, Staley, Box 266, Burlington 

Goley, Mrs. W. C, 217 N. Main St., Graham 

Hastings, Paul D., Box 515, Reidsville 

Hendley, Floyd F., 206 Waverly Way, Greensboro 

Highsmith, J. H., 121 Vardailia, Greensboro 

Holt, Ralph, 724 Tarleton, Burlington 

Hughes, R. D., Cedar Grove 

Ingle, Paul, 319 Mangum St., High Point 

Ingram, J. R., 206 Hawkins Ave., Sanford 

Jackson, J. A., 720 N. Chatham Ave., Siler City 

James, John H., Mebane 

Jones, Clarence D., Hillsboro 

Jones, H. D., 333 N. Main, Graham 

Jones, J. L., North State Chevrolet Co., Greensboro 

Jones, T. D., Mebane 

Kellenberger, John, 306 Parkway, Greensboro 

Kerchner, Mr. and Mrs. C. E., 500 Cornwallis Dr., Greensboro 

Kersey, Betty, Presbyterian Church, Graham 

King, Mr. and Mrs. Victor, 219 Gulf St., Sanford 

Kizer, R. E., Edgewood Drive, Asheboro 

Knight, F. L., 115 Hillcrest Dr., Sanford 

Koonts, Henry, 317 Ardmore Circle, High Point 

Lipscomb, Nancy, Mebane 

Love, J. Spencer, c/o Burlington Industries, Greensboro 
MacLean, Herman D., Mebane 

McAllister, Mrs. J. Gray, 19 Davie Circle, Chapel Hill 
McCall, Earnest, 1026 Rockford Rd., High Point 
Mason, George, Madison 

Moffet, Robert B., 1504 W. Davis, Burlington 
Montgomery, Mrs. H. Reid, 1611 Lexington Ave., Greensboro 
Morrison, H. P., 224 Edgedale, High Point 
Neely, James B., Asheboro 

Perry, Charles W., 1207 Sherbrooke Dr., High Point 

Preyer, W. Y., Jr., 700 Dover Rd., Greensboro 

Richmond, T. M., 300 Forest Hill Dr., Greensboro 

Roney, James, R.F.D. , Mebane 

Rose, T. D., Howell Lane, Chapel Hill 

Saunders, J. M., W. University, Chapel Hill 

Scott, C. E., 412 Fountain PL, Burlington 

Singletary, William E., Southeastern Bldg., Greensboro 

Smith, D. Waring, 700 Parkway, High Point 

Smith, Hase, R.F.D. 10, Greensboro 

Southerland, Frank M., Mebane 

Springs, W. G., Reidsville 

Stack, Coy, 518 Maple, Leaksville 

Stratford, R. E., R.F.D. 1, Graham 

Tate, Allen D., Sr., Graham 

Taylor, Mrs. John R., McLeansville 

Tickle, C. R., R.F.D. 4, Mebane 

Vincent, Mrs. Joseph S., 2309 Fairfield Ave., Greensboro 

Walker, D. J., Jr., 223 Long Ave., Graham 

Watts, W. M., 1610 Woodland, Burlington 

White, Jesse, 116 Kensington Road, Greensboro 

White, R. D., 405 Circle Dr., Burlington 

White, Mr. and Mrs. Steve, Mebane 

Whitley, Thomas, Yanceyville 

Wilkins, Charles S., 403 N. Ridgeway Dr., Greensboro 
Wilson, Mrs. Eugene, Haw River 

Wilson, Mrs. John K., 1008 Dover Road, Greensboro 
Wolfe, B. H., 1246 S. Park Ave., Burlington 
Wrenn, Mrs. Grover, Siler City 
Wright, Auburn L., Pittsboro 
Yount, M. E., Dr., Graham 
Zimmerman, R. E., Greensboro 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



5 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
SPRING ADJOURNED MEETING 

GUILFORD PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
April 11, 1957 

The Spring Adjourned Meeting of the Presbytery of Orange 
was called to order at 10:00 a.m. on April 11, 1957, by Rev. W. 
M. Baker, Moderator, in the Guilford Park Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, North Carolina. Rev. W. M. Baker led the Pres- 
bytery in prayer. 

The Communion Meditation was led by Dr. Ben F. Brown, 
pastor of the Alamance Church. The Communion Service was 
conducted by Rev. I. E. Bidseye, host minister, and Rev. James 
T. Benjamin, Jr., of the Dogwood Acres Church, Asheboro. They 
were assisted by the following Elders: Walton Stokes, Ernest 
Skillman, Hilton G. West, Don Alexander, John Ralston and 
L. H. Bennett, Guilford Park Church ; Charles Kerchner, Buffalo, 
(G), and Charles S. Wilkins, Starmount. 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

ROLL 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCH^JS 

Chester Alexander Tom Neal Burlin^on, First 

Louis V. Andrews Memorial 

W. M. Baker W. F. Robinette Crestwood 

Vance Barron Earl Wynn Chapel Hill 

James T. Benjamin, Jr E. Don Alexander Dogwood Acres 

Irving Birdseye Walton Stokes Guilford Park 

Edwin C. Brammer, Jr Bessemer 

Ben F. Brown R. M. Weatherly Alamance 

Ralph L. Buchanan Howard C. Doss Hawfields 

Leslie Bullock 

Cecil Callis- C. D. Covington Yanceyville 

Sam S. Cappell Mebane 

R. Don Carson Gabe Holmes Sanford, First 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. Park Avenue 

W. M. Currie (Assoc. P.)____John J. Mclver Greensboro, First 

Robert Ham Greensboro, First 

W. Y. Preyer Greensboro, First 

E. H. Wilkins Greensboro, First 

Joe W. Flora (M.E.) Greensboro, First 

W. L. Foley K. M. Wicker Buffalo (L) 

Joseph M. Garrison J. P. Carlisle Church of Covenant 

J. T. Kesterson (A.P.) Church of Covenant 

W. L. Hodgkin Milton 

Redhouse 

Marion S. Huske. P. G. Paige Westminster 

C. W. Jennings E. C. Kimball Riverview 

Harden A. King G. H. Hackney Shiloh 

H. R. McFadyen 

Allen McSween J. W. Morrow Starmount 



6 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



R. J. McMullen 

J. P. H. McNatt. 0. H. Frazier Brentwood 

Carl E. Mills James A. Wood Meadowside 

J. M. Millard 

K. M. Misenheimer Siler City 

Mt. Vernon Springs 

David R. Moorefield L. W. Lashley Bethlehem 

H. R. Montgomery J. Brockley Smith Glenwood 

Guy M. Morrow W. G. Smith Oakview 

Henry J. Thiel Stony Creek 

David C. Moss D. W. Lowe Bethel 

M. J. Murray J. R. Dalrymple Jonesboro 

John Parks G. W. Apple, Jr Reidsville 

C. H. Reckard Sidney Green Hillsboro 

Z. T. Piephoff Bethany 

Thomas B. Ruff Wentworth 

Hillview 
Smyrna 

J. Don Skinner ' Northside 

Harry E. Smith 

W. 0. Smith S. C. Blackwood New Hope 

Wilson Efland Efland 

Carl H. Stark, Jr F. Ray Taylor Piedmont 

Robert Lee Turner Greenwood 

W. A. Rankin Speedwell 

W. H. Westerfield 

John N. Wilson Edgewood 

James H. Wade. B. W. Woodley Asheboro 

John C. Whitley Tom C. Stanley Leaksville, First 

Harry R. Smith Buffalo (G) 

Robert D. Hughes Eno 

A. F. Holman El Bethel 

Herbert S. Long Graham, First 

C. F. Smith ^Griers 

Henry V. Koontz High Point, First 

J. E. Latta Little River 

George C. Mason .Madison 

W. P. Cooper Pleasant Grove 

E. Q. Matthews Pocket 

Roger McClay Randolph 

Dixon Thomas St. Andrews 

Lee H. Ingle Springwood 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Bessemer, Bethany, Edgewood, Greenwood, Hillview, Mebane, Me- 
morial, Milton, Mt. Vernon Springs, Northside, Park Avenue, Piedmont, 
Redhouse, Siler City and Speedwell, Stoneville, Trinity. 

WORDS OF WELCOME 

Elder L. H. Bennett of the Guilford Park Church ex- 
tended a welcome to the Presbytery on the occasion of 
holding this meeting in the newly completed sanctuary 
of the Church. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDERS, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. 1. E. Birdseye. The printed docket 
was approved as amended. The only amendment was the 
addition of the report of the Installations Committee fol- 
lowing the report of the Nominations Committee. 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



7 



DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

SPRING ADJOURNED MEETING 

GUILFORD PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Greensboro, North Carolina 

Thursday, April 11, 1957, 10:00 A.M. 

10:00 Presbytery Called to Order Rev. W. M. Baker, Moderator 

Communion Meditation Dr. Ben F. Brown, Alamance 

Communion Service Rev. I. E. Birdseye, Host Minister 

Rev. James T. Benjamin, Jr., Dogwood Acres, Asheboro 

Roll Call 

Words of Welcome Elder L. H. Bennett 

Report of Committee on Orders Rev. Irving E. Birdseye 

Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications and Announcements 
(Distribution of Committee Reports) 
11:30 CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman 
COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, REPORT 

OF Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Rev. Allen C. McSween 
CAMP NEW HOPE, REPORT OF BOARD OF 

TRUSTEES OF Elder J. R. Ingram, Chairman 

12:45 Recess for Lunch. 
1:45 Reconvene 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Rev. Sam S. Cappel, Chairman 
WOMEN'S WORK COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Chairman 
Mrs. Victor King, Presbyterial President of the Women of the 
Church 

2:00 HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Dr. Chester Alexander, Chairman 
Sub-Committee on CANDIDATES, REPORT OF 

Rev. C. H. Reckard 
3:15 COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, REPORT OF 

Elder C. H. Wilkins, Chairman 

(General Reports and Audits) 
NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Rev. Ralph Buchanan, Chairman 
INSTALLATION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Rev. C. W. Jennings, Chairman 

Nominations for Moderator 
Time and Place of Next Meeting 
Unfinished Business 
New Business 

Reading and Correcting Minutes 
Adjournment 



8 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



VISITING BRETHREN 

By the action of the Presbytery, the following ministers 
were invited to sit as visiting brethren: Dr. Marshall S. 
Woodson, President, Flora Macdonald College, Fayette- 
ville Presbytery; Rev. E. L. Willingham, Albemarle Pres- 
bytery; Rev. C. W. Solomon, EvangeKst, Montreat, N. C, 
Asheville Presbytery; Rev. J. A. Mclntyre, Piedmont 
Presbytery; and Rev. Robert C. Pooley, Jr., Cherokee 
Presbytery. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The communications were read, referred and disposed 
of in the following manner indicated: 

1. Excuses for not attending this meeting were received from 
and permission granted for: Dr. W. T. Thompson, Rev. 
Douglas Harper, Rev. D. Hilton Seals. Mr. Seals related that 
since leaving Orange Presbytery's bounds, he has studied 
medicine, served in the Navy, and is now residing at Sylva, 
N. C, and is considering requesting transfer to Asheville 
Presbjrtery. He requests the prayers and advice of the 
brethren in the Presbytery. 

2. Dr. Charles M. Ramsay requested that he be transferred to 
Dallas Presbjrtery since he is now Chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Bible and Religion at Austin College. His request 
was granted. 

3. Mr. Allan E. Strand, Jr., requested that Orange Presbytery 
no longer carry him as a licentiate. This request was granted 
in accordance with paragraph 124, Book of Church Order. 

4. Mr. Charles R. Oliver, Jr., requested permission to be dis- 
missed as a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry to the Pres- 
bytery of Norfolk. His request was granted and the Stated 
Clerk was ordered to send a Certificate of Transfer to Nor- 
folk Presbytery. 

5. Rev. Paul P. Thrower, Stated Clerk of Piedmont Presbytery, 
sent a letter of comjnendation in behalf of Rev. J, A. Mc- 
lntyre, who is to be received to-day by Orange Presbytery, 
pursuant to a call from the Randolph Presbyterian Church. 

6. Rev. Thomas M. Davis, Stated Clerk of Albemarle Presby- 
tery, sent a letter of commendation in behalf of Rev. E. Lee 
Willingham, HI, who is to be received to-day by Orange 
Presbytery, pursuant to a call from the Buffalo (G) Church. 

7. The following reports of the Commissions appointed by 
Orange Presbytery to install Rev. Thomas B. Ruff as Pastor 
of the Wentworth, Hillview and Smyrna Churches; Rev. 
Robert Lee Turner as Pastor of the Speedwell and Green- 
wood Churches; and Dr. Ben F. Brown as Pastor of the 
Alamance Church; were read and committed to record as 
follows : 



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MINUTES OF COMMISSSON TO INSTALL THE REVEREND ROBERT LEE TURNER 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Speedwell church January 20, 1957, 3:00 p.m. and was opened with 
prayer by Rev. Thomas B. Ruff. Members present: Rev. Thomas B. Ruff, 
Rev. C. W. Jennings, Ministers, and Elder W. G. Rakestraw, Ruling Elder. 
A quorum was present. Elder W. G. Rakestraw was elected clerk. Rev. 
Thomas B. Ruff presided in the Worship Service. Rev. C. W. Jennings 
preached the sermon. Text John 10:14. Rev. Thomas B. Ruff recited the 
proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the constitutional questions to 
the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative. 
Rev. Robert Turner was installed as Pastor of Speedwell church, accord- 
ing to Paragraphs 136 to 140, Book of Church Order. Rev. Thomas B. Ruff 
delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder W. G. Rakestraw to the 
Congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the newly 
installed Minister, and the leaders of the Congregation came forward 
and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard". 

The Commission recessed with prayer by the Rev. Thomas B. Ruff to 
meet at Greenwood church with members present as above and in addition 
Elder Edwin Foil and was opened with prayer by the Rev. Thomas B. Ruff. 
The Rev. C. W. Jennings presided in the Worship service. The Rev. Thomas 
B. Ruff preached the sermon. Text Luke 11:6. The Rev. C. W. Jennings 
recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the constitutional 
questions to the Minister and Congregation. These being answered in the 
affirmative, the Rev. Robert Turner was installed as Pastor of Greenwood 
Church, agreeably to the Word of God and the Book of Church Order. 

The Rev. C. W. Jennings delivered the charge to the Pastor and Elder 
Edwin Foil to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the newly 
installed Minister, and the leaders of the Congregation came forward 
and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard". 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned with 
prayer by Elder Edwin Foil. 

C. W. Jennings, Moderator 
W. G. Rakestraw, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL THE REVEREND THOMAS B. RUFF 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Hillview church January 27, 1957, 3:00 p.m. and was opened with 
prayer by Rev. John C. Whitley. Members present: Rev. Robert Lee Turner 
and Rev. John C. Whitley, Ministers, and Elder Paul Hastings, Ruling 
Elder. A quorum was present. Rev. John C. Whitley was elected clerk. 
Rev, John C. Whitley presided in the Worship Service. Rev. Robert Lee 
Turner preached the sermon. Text Numbers 21:9. Rev. John C. Whitley 
recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the constitutional 
questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered 
in the affirmative, Rev. Thomas B. Ruff was installed as Pastor of Hillview 
church, according to Paragraphs 136 to 140, Book of Church Order. Rev. 
John C. Whitley delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder Paul 
Hastings to the Congregation. 



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The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the newly 
installed Minister, and the leaders of the Congregation came forward 
and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard". 

The Commission recessed with prayer by the Rev. Robert Lee Turner 
to meet at Smyrna church with members present as above and was opened 
with prayer by the Rev. John C. Whitley. The Rev. Robert Lee Turner 
presided in the Worship service. The Rev. John C. Whitley preached the 
sermon. Text John 1:1-14. The Rev. Robert Lee Turner recited the pro- 
ceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions to the 
Minister and Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, the 
Rev. Thomas B. Ruff was installed as Pastor of Smyrna Church, agreeably 
to the Word of God and the Book of Church Order. 

The Rev. Robert Lee Turner delivered the charge to the Pastor and 
Elder Paul Hastings to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the newly 
installed Minister, and the leaders of the Congregation came forward 
and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard". 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned with 
prayer by Elder Paul Hastings. 

John Whitley, Moderator 
John Whitley, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL THE REVEREND THOMAS B. RUFF 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Wentworth church February 3, 1957, 3:00 p.m. and was opened with 
prayer by Rev. R. L. Buchanan. Members present: Rev. R. L. Buchanan, 
Rev. John Parks, Rev. C. W. Jennings, Ministers, and Mr. Henry McCollum, 
Ruling Elder. A quorum was present. Rev. C. W. Jennings was elected clerk. 
Rev. John Parks presided in the Worship service. The Rev. C. W. Jennings 
preached the sermon. Text Ephesians 3:17, Rev. John Parks recited the pro- 
ceedings of Presbytery and propounded the constitutional questions to the 
Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative. 
Rev. Thomas B. Ruff was installed as Pastor of Wentworth church, ac- 
cording to Paragraphs 136 to 140, Book of Church Order. Rev. John Parks 
delivered the charge to the Minister and Rev. R. L. Buchanan to the Con- 
gregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the newly 
installed Minister, and the leaders of the Congregation came forward and 
gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and affec- 
tionate regard". 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder Henry McCollum. 

John G. Parks, Moderator 
C. W. Jennings, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL DR. BEN F. BROWN 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Alamance church February 24, 1957, 10:40 a.m. and was opened 
with prayer by Rev. J. M. Millard. Members present: Rev. M. S. Huske, 
Dr. W. T. Thompson, Dr. T. H. Patterson and Rev. J. M. Millard, Ministers, 



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and Jno. J. Deifell, D. Max Coble, Avery Phipps and Robt. E. Smith, 
Ruling Elders. A quorum was present. Elder Avery Phipps was elected 
clerk. Rev. Marion S. Huske presided in the Worship service. Rev. W. T. 
Thompson, D.D., preached the sermon. Text John 1:18a, John 14:9. Rev. 
M. S. Huske recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the 
constitutional questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being 
answered in the affirmative, Rev. Ben F. Brown was installed as Pastor of 
Alamance church, according to Paragraphs 136 to 140, Book of Church 
Order. Rev. J. M. Millard delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder 
Jno. J. Deifell to the Congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the newly 
installed Minister, and the leaders of the Congregation came forward 
and gave hijn "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard". 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder Avery Phipps. 

Marion S. Huske, Moderator 
Avery Phipps, Clerk 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman. The re- 
port was received as information and the following 
recommendations adopted : 

1. That we acknowledge with gratitude a gift from the As- 
sembly's Committee on Church Extension in the amount of 
$5,000.00; $3,500.00 to be used on the Guilford College 
project, and $1,500.00 to be used in the Crestwood building 
program. 

2. That Presbytery approve the following loans: 

(a) Smyrna Church — loan in an amount not to exceed 
$8,000.00 to be used for completing new sanctuary. 
Loan to be secured by Deed of Trust on church proper- 
ty with Stated Clerk of Orange Presbytery as co-signer 
on behalf of Presbytery. 

(b) Oakview Church — loan in the amount of $1,500.00 on 
note with Stated Clerk signing on behalf of Presbytery, 
secured from Synod's Loan Fund, or Presbytery's Trust 
Funds. 

(c) El Bethel Church— a loan not to exceed $5,000.00 se- 
cured by Deed of Trust on church manse. 

(d) Loans on behalf of the Sedgefield, Randolph and Hope 
View Churches in amounts not to exceed $12,000.00 
each, with loans to be secured by Deed of Trust on 
manse or church property. 

3. That churches of Orange Presbytery which designate benev- 
olent monies consider paying their apportionment to the 
cause of Church Extension as early in the year as possible, 
so as to make it unnecessary for your Committee to borrow 
funds and pay interest. 



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4. That Presbytery approve its Committee on Church Extension 
borrowing money in an amount not to exceed $10,000.00, 
giving Deed of Trust on manse property at 407 Hillcrest 
Drive, to secure same — if necessary. This money to be used 
to "tide the Committee over the lean summer months when 
receipts are light" and to be repaid by January 10, 1958. 

5. That Presbytery accept the Challenge gift of $10,000.00 
from the Assembly's Committee on Negro Work and pur- 
chase four acres of real estate on Tuscaloosa Street and 
Benbow Road in Greensboro, on which option is now held, 
total cost of land to be $15,000.00 and direct its Committee 
on Church Extension to plan towards the development of 
a Negro church as soon as ways and means can be found 
to do so. 

6. That Presbytery instruct its Trustees to purchase the land 
mentioned in Recommendation 5 and hold title to same in 
the name of Orange Presbytery, with funds that shall be 
provided by the Committee On Church Extension; that the 
Trustees be directed and execute an interest bearing note 
for any amount necessary above the $10,000.00 donation by 
Assembly's Committee on Church Extension and other money 
available from Presbytery's Committee. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman. The 
report with the recommendations was adopted. 

I. The Commission has examined the following calls to ministers: 

A. The Buffalo Church of Greensboro to Rev. E. Lee Willing- 
ham III 

The terms of the call are as follows: Salary, $4,800; free 
use of manse; annuity payments on his behalf; thirty days 
vacation; payment of group insurance and Hospitalization 
benefits through the Board of Annuities and Relief; manse 
utilities such as lights, telephone, etc.; and, automobile 
expense allowance of $350.00. 

B. The East Burlington Church to the Rev. J. A. Boyd 

The terms of the call are as follows: Salary, $4,000.00; 
annuity payments on his behalf; free use of manse; and, 
one month vacation. 

C. The Randolph Church to the Rev. J. A. Mclntyre 

The terms of the call are as follows: Salary, $4,000.00; 
free use of manse; automobile expense allowance $300.00; 
payment of group insurance through the Board of An- 
nuities and Relief and Hospitalization; and, a thirty day 
vacation annually. 

D. The Crestwood Church to Rev. W. M. Baker 

This is a request for the services of Mr. Baker as a stated 
supply for the calendar year of 1957. Mr. Baker has al- 
ready served the church one year as a stated supply. 

II. The Commission makes the following recommendation: 

A. That the three calls of Buffalo (G), East Burlington, and 
Randolph be found in order and placed in the hands of the 



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ministers called, pending their examination; that pending 
the signing of the Presbytery Obligations, a commission 
be appointed to install them in their respective churches. 

B. That Presbytery approve the request of the Crestwood 
Church for the continued services of Mr. Baker as a Stated 
Supply for the calendar year 1957. 

Signed: S. P. Morrison 
R. D. Hughes 
C. E. Scott 
Carl Stark 
John Parks, Jr. 
Joseph M. Garrison 
John C. Whitley 

EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Rev. H. R. McFayden, upon the request of Dr. J. A. Red- 
head, Jr., Chairman of the Examinations Committee, 
proceeded with the examination of Rev. E. Lee Wilhng- 
ham, III, and Rev. J. A. Mclntyre. They were examined 
in Experimental Religion by the Moderator, views in 
Theology by Rev. H. R. McFayden, on the Sacraments by 
Rev. J. M. Millard, and on Church Government by Rev. 
Vance Barron. The examination was sustained in its sev- 
eral parts and as a whole. Mr. Mclntyre and Mr. Willing- 
ham accepted the calls to Randolph Church of High Point 
and the Buffalo Church of Greensboro, respectively, and 
both signed the Book of Ministerial Obligations. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Allen C. McSween, Chairman. The 
report was received as information. 

The motion was carried that April 28, 1957, be designated 
as Camp New Hope Sunday throughout the Presbytery. 

TRUSTEES OF CAMP NEW HOPE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Mr. J. R. Ingram. The report was re- 
ceived as information and any action relative to it was 
deferred until the July meeting. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery took action to recess for lunch until 1 :45 P.M. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

At 1 :45 P.M., upon the reconvening of Presbytery, prayer 
was offered by Rev. Vance Barron. 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Sam S. Cappel. 
The following report was read and adopted: 



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In view of the very gracious manner in which the Guilford Park 
Church has provided for Presbytery's needs and sought Presby- 
tery's comfort in its 1957 Spring Adjourned Meeting, your Com- 
mittee on Courtesy would like to make the following recom- 
mendations : 

1. That the Presbytery of Orange express by a rising vote of 
thanks its sincere gratitude to the Guilford Park Church, 
its pastor, the ladies who sacrificed their time and efforts to 
provide a delicious meal, and all others who have contributed 
to our pleasure here. 

2. That the pastor of the church be requested to convey our 
gratitude to the congregation of the church. 

3. That he be requested also to express to his people the com- 
mendation of Presbytery for the especially fine manner in 
which the people of this church have engaged to provide 
the kind of church facilities which are necessary for the 
promotion of an adequate program in its community. 

WOMEN'S WORK COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Chairman. The 
report was received as information and the recommenda- 
tions adopted : 

1. That the Presbytery of Orange commend the Women of the 
Church of Orange Presbytery for their faithful service to 
Christ and His Church; and 

2. That we hear the report of the President of the Women of 
the Church of Orange Presbytery to be presented by Mrs. 
Victor King, President. 

HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Dr. Chester Alexander, Chairman. 

1. RECEPTION OF CANDIDATES 

Rev. C. H. Reckard, Chairman of the sub-committee on Can- 
didates, introduced and presented Mr. Curtis Medlin of 
Piedmont Church, Burlington, and Mr. Walter O'Briant, now 
from Concord but formerly under the care of the Session 
of the First Church, Reidsville, for the purpose of examina- 
tion as Candidates for the Gospel Ministry, in accordance 
with paragraph 108 of the Book of Church Order. The ex- 
amination in experimental religion and motives for desiring 
to enter the ministry was conducted by Rev. C. H. Reckard. 
The motion was carried that the examination be sustained. 
The Moderator then proposed the questions required by the 
Book of Church Order, which were answered in the affirma- 
tive. The charge was delivered by Rev. J. M. Garrison. A 
prayer of consecration was led by Rev. Carl Stark. 

2. CONSOLIDATED COLLEGE 

A delegation from Peace College was presented by Dr. Alex- 
ander, who spoke in behalf of continuing the college. 
Dr. Marshall S. Woodson, Acting President of the proposed 
Consolidated College, spoke in favor of supporting Synod's 



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action to consolidate Flora Macdonald, Peace and Presby- 
terian Junior Colleges. 

The motion was carried, 64 to 6, to adopt the three resolu- 
tions below reaffirming and re-endorsing Synod's adopted 
plan to form a Consolidated College. 

WHEREAS, after comprehensive study and consideration, the Synod of 
North Carolina, in annual meeting assembled in July, 1955, directed that 
all necessary action be taken to establish a four-year co-educational college 
in Eastern North Carolina, by means of the merger and consolidation of 
Flora Macdonald College, Peace College, and Presbyterian Junior College 
for Men; and further authorized a financial campaign to raise three million 
dollars ($3,000,000) for the formation of such consolidated college; and 

WHEREAS, in July, 1955, the Presbyteries of Orange, Wilmington, and 
Fayetteville duly enacted Resolutions which authorized and instructed the 
Trustees of Flora Macdonald College to take all steps necessary to con- 
solidate with Peace College and Presbyterian Junior College; and 

WHEREAS, at the 1956 annual meeting of Synod the question of the 
Consolidated College was again discussed at length and, despite an elo- 
quent plea by representatives of Peace College, the decision of Synod to 
proceed with the merger and consolidation of the three colleges was re- 
affirmed by a decisive vote; and 

WHEREAS, in 1956, pursuant to the direction of Synod, an extensive 
campaign for funds to establish and maintain such Consolidated Presby- 
terian College was conducted in every Presbytery in North Carolina; and 
through the generous giving and devotion of untold time and effort on the 
part of Presbyterians throughout the State, this campaign together with 
gifts already offered has resulted in more than $5,000,000 being available 
for the college, and the prospect of other large contributions; and 

WHEREAS, these gifts and pledges were made upon the representation 
and reliance that there would be a merger and consolidation of Flora 
Macdonald College, Peace College, and Presbyterian Junior College into 
such single institution; and 

WHEREAS, the elected Trustees of the Consolidated Presbyterian College 
have for almost two years worked constantly and diligently toward per- 
fecting plans for the new institution, and have already acquired therefor 
a site of approximately 850 acres of land; and 

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of Peace College at its meeting on 
May 17, 1955 adopted the statement that "The Board of Peace assures the 
Committee of its willingness to concur with the final action of the Synod 
on this matter"; and whereas, eight representatives of Peace College have 
served continuously on the Board of Trustees of the Consolidated Presby- 
terian College and have participated in its decisions, including the selection 
of a site for the college; and 

WHEREAS, it is the continued conviction of this Presbytery that the 
cause of higher Christian education in North Carolina will be best served 
by the fulfillment of this plan for merging said three colleges into a single 
Consolidated Presbyterian College, and that the accomplishment of such 
plan should go forward with all reasonable dispatch; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED as follows: 

RESOLVED: That Orange Presbytery does specifically re-affirm and 
re-endorse the adopted plan of Synod to form a Consolidated Presbyterian 



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College by the merger and consolidation of Flora Macdonald College, Peace 
College, Inc., and Presbyterian Junior College for Men, Inc., and 

RESOLVED FURTHER: That Orange Presbytery does hereby expressly 
release, relinquish, and waive any right, privilege, or interest which it may 
now have or might hereafter ever have to re-acquire or re-assume control 
of Peace College or any of its property, whether by virtue of any pro- 
vision in the charter of Peace College, Inc., or otherwise; and 

RESOLVED FURTHER: That Orange Presbytery does hereby express 
its hope that all Presbyterians throughout the State of North Carolina 
will unite wholeheartedly and enthusiastically behind the establishment of 
such Consolidated Presbyterian College, to the end that it will make great 
future contribution to higher Christian education, character, and culture 
in the South, and will continue that which is best in the ideals and service 
of the three merging institutions. 

The foregoing Resolution was duly considered, adopted, and enacted on 
the 11th day of April, 1957, at a regular meeting of Orange Presbytery 
duly called and held at Guilford Park Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, 
North Carolina. 

Orange Presbytery 
By W. M. Baker, Moderator 
Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 
Stated Clerk 

3. CAMPUS CHRISTIAN LIFE 

The recommendation was adopted to send the following over- 
ture to the Synod of North Carolina relative to underwriting 
the unfulfilled quota for Campus Christian Life: 

Whereas the Synod's Campaign for Christian Higher Education has pro- 
duced approximately two-fifths of the quota of one-half million dollars for 
Campus Christian Life, and 

Whereas, the need for the construction of adequate facilities at our 
Campus Christian Life centers is an immediate and urgent need, and 

Whereas, some of our campus centers are ready to begin construction 
as soon as the Synod's campaign quotas are assured, and 

Whereas, it seems unwise to project any new Synod campaign for these 
funds at this time, 

Now therefore, we respectively overture the Synod of North Carolina 
as follows: 

(1) To underwrite the unfilled quota for Campus Christian Life in its 
budget for the next three years; 

(2) To authorize Synod's Committee on Christian Higher Education to 
advance from available campaign funds the quotas for the respective 
campus centers, where and as their construction costs justify this pro- 
cedure; 

(3) To assure Synod's Committee on Christian Higher Education that 
any such advances which are over and above funds already available for 
Campus Christian Life shall be replaced by funds which are to be received 
from Synod as specified in item (1). 



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COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Elder C. H. Wilkins, Chairman. The 
report was received as information and the recommenda- 
tions adopted : 

1. AUDIT COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

a. That Presbytery hear Mr. Paul Boone, Chairman of the 
Audit Committee. 

b. That his report with the attached audits be adopted and 
committed to record. 

REPORT OF AUDIT COMMITTEE 

Detailed audit of the books of Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer of 
Orange Presbytery, for the period from January 10, 1956 through January 
10, 1957 was made by the firm of Lindsay, Squires and Everett, Certified 
Public Accountants of Greensboro, N. C, covering the receipts and dis- 
bursements of the following accounts: 

(1) General and Miscellaneous Benevolences 

(2) Operating Expense Fund 

(3) Committee on Education 

(4) Office of Orange Presbytery 
**(5) Committee on Church Extension 

All books were found to be in order, accounts properly kept and books 
in balance. Signed certificate of the accounting firm is attached to and 
made a part of this audit report. 

Detailed audit of the books of Thomas M. Richmond, Treasurer, of the 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery, for the church year January 1, 1956 and 
ending December 31, 1956 was made by the firm of Deal, Calhoun and 
Company, Certified Public Accountants of Greensboro, N. C. These books 
were found to be in order, well kept and in balance. Signed certificate of 
the accounting firm is attached and made a part of the audit report. 

Audit of the books of Mr. J. R. Ingram, Treasurer of the Trustees of 
Camp New Hope for the period of September 9, 1955 through December 
31, 1956 was made by Lindsay, Squires and Everett, accounting firm of 
Greensboro, N. C. These books were found to be in order, well kept and 
in balance. 

Examination of the Operating and Maintenance Fund of Camp New 
Hope, Mr. E. P. Barnes, Treasurer and Rev. David Moorefield, Business 
Manager, was made by the accounting firm of Lindsay, Squires and 
Everett, Greensboro, N. C. Cash receipts were test-checked to duplicate 
receipt records and traced to the depository. Disbursements were tested 
by examination of cancelled checks, invoices and other supporting data. 

This includes the audit of all the books of Orange Presbytery, with the 
exception of the books of the Committee on Church Extension, which is in 
the process of being audited. 

**The Committee requests additional time to complete this Audit. 
It is the recommendation of the Audit Committee that these completed 
reports referred to above be accepted and printed in and made a part of 
the minutes of this meeting of Orange Presbytery, both as a matter of 
information and as a permanent record. 

Signed: Paul G. Boone, Chairman 

J. R. Ingram 
COMMITTEE ON AUDITS, 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



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**An audit of the books of the Committee on Church Extension was 
made as indicated and were found to be in order, accounts properly kept 
and books in balance. A signed certificate of the accounting firm is attached 
to and made a part of this audit report. 

Lindsay, Squires & Everett 

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS 

GREENSBORO, N. C. 

April 9, 1957 

Chairman Auditing Committee 
Orange Presbytery- 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
Dear Sir: 

In accordance with your instructions, we have audited the books of 
account and financial records of 

T. HENRY PATTERSON, TREASURER 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
for the period from January 10, 1956 through January 10, 1957, and submit 
herewith our report consisting of: 

Exhibit "A" — Receipts and Disbursements 

General and Miscellaneous Benevolences 
Exhibit "B" — Receipts and Disbursements 
Operating Expense Fund 
Exhibit "C" — Receipts and Disbursements . - 

Committee on Education 
Exhibit "D" — Receipts and Disbursements 

Office of Orange Presbytery 
Schedule 1 — Reconciliation — Guilford National Bank 
Orange Presbytery — General Fund 

All recorded receipts were verified and traced to the depository bank. 

Expenditures are supported by endorsed cancelled checks, all of which 
were examined by us with the exception of those which had not been pre- 
sented to the bank for payment at the date of our examination. 

In our opinion, subject to the comments in the preceding paragraph, 
as to checks outstanding and unpaid at January 10, 1957, the statements 
of receipts and disbursements, Exhibit "A" through "D," correctly reflect 
the Treasurer's receipts and disbursements for the period then ended. 

Lindsay, Squires and Everett 
Certified Public Accountants 

Exhibit "A" 

GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS BENEVOLENCES 
T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Cash Cash 
Balance Disburse- Balance 

Receipts and Disbursements 1/10/56 Receipts ments 1/10/57 

General Assembly: 

Board of World Missions $ 76,208.32 $ 76,208.32 $ 

Board of Church Extension 29,682.57 29,682.57 

Board of Education 8,139.26 8,139.26 



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Board of Annuities and 



Relief 


10,462.82 


10,462.82 


General Fund 


17,967.80 


17,967.80 


Inter-Church Agencies 


405.50 


405.50 


SYNOD TATTSES* 












J_JVi l/l\^CV l/l v/licil X lio U LA l/l O 


38 802 17 


38 802 17 


Campus Christian Life 


5,070.58 


5,070.58 


Religious Education in 






the Synod 


6,086.03 


6,086.03 


Barium Springs Orphanage- 


16,008.97 


16,008.97 


Presbyterian Home for the 






Aged 


6,386.00 


6,386.00 


Inter-Church Relations 


302.63 


302.63 


WORK OF PRESBYTERY: 






Church Extension 


63,731.32 


63,731.32 


Ministerial Relief 250.00 




250.00 


Office of Orange Presbytery 


15,950.32 


15,950.32 


Christian Education in the 






Presbytery 


3,331.57 


3,331.57 


Trustees, Camp New Hope.— 


8,328.88 


8,328.88 


Miscellaneous 


1,771.42 


1,771.42 



$250.00 $318,282.73 $318,532.73 . $ -0- 

Exhibit "B" 

OPERATING EXPENSE FUND 
T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

January 10, 1956 through January 10, 1957 

Balance, January 10, 1956 $ 385.11 
Adjustment in Check Number 3591 

Outstanding January 10, 1956 .05 

Corrected Balance, January 10, 1956 $ 385.06 

Receipts from Presbytery Tax 5,555.12 

TOTAL $5,940.18 
Expenditures : 
Tax: 

General Assembly $3,059.04 

Synod of N. C. 1,091.91 $4,150.95 
Stated Clerk: 

Salary Clerk $ 500.00 

Temporary Clerk 40.00 

Secretarial 100.00 640.00 
Expenses Stated Clerk's Office: 

Printing of Minutes and Dockets $ 803.51 

Postage and Office Supplies 127.45 

Telephone 22.16 

Montreat Conference 99.25 1,052.37 

Committee Expense — Traveling 190.26 
Treasurer's Office: 

Printing, Postage and Office Supplies $ 68.15 

Audit 35.00 

Post Office Box Rent 18.00 

Bank Service Charges 8.85 

Treasurer's Bond 38.65 168.65 6,202.23 
EXPENDITURES IN EXCESS 

OF RECEIPTS (Schedule 1) $( 262.05) 



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EXHIBIT "C" 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 
T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
From January 10, 1956 through January 10, 1957 
Balance, January 10, 1956 $4,796.53 

Receipts 

Orange Presbytery $3,231.57 

L. Richardson Trust Fund 100.00 $3,331.57 



Refund Telephone Calls $ 21.75 

Sales of Manuals 11.50 33.25 3,364.82 



Disbursements 

Salaries: 

John E. Ensign ' $1,137.50 

Annuity 81.09 $1,218.59 



General Promotion: 

Leadership Manuals $ 42.50 

Meals and Traveling 305.90 348.40 



Camp New Hope: 

Traveling $ 93.60 

Deficit in 1956 Camp Operations 1,900.00 1,993.60 



Leadership Education 163.93 

Sub-Committees : 

Adult Work $ 108.66 

Young Adult Work 68.33 

Senior High 46.51 

Pioneer 98.20 

Children's Work 35.56 

Christian Family Life 11.14 368.40 



Balance per Bank of Greensboro ' $3,795.34 

LESS: Check Outstanding No. 233 42.90 



i,161.35 



Director Christian Education: 

Rent $ 250.00 

Telephone 65.99 315.99 4,408.91 



BALANCE, January 10, 1957 $3,752.44 



BALANCE PER BANK $3,752.44 



Exhibit "D" 

OFFICE OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 
RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
From January 10, 1956 through January 10, 1957 
Balance, January 10, 1956 $ 4,801.55 

Receipts : 

Churches of Orange Presbytery $15,375.32 
L. Richardson Trust Fund 575.00 



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Other Receipts: 
Refund of Rent 

Refund of Telephone Expense — Director 
of Christian Education 



Disbursements: / 

Salaries: 

Executive Secretary- 
Annuity 
Office Secretary 
F. I. C. A. Taxes 

Traveling Expense — Executive Secretary 

Extra Secretarial Help 

F. I. C. A. Taxes 

Group Insurance 

Office Rent 

Committee Expense 

Office Expense: 

Supplies $164.95 
Telephone 285.15 
Printing and Postage 312.24 
Service Contracts on Equipment 51.95 



Office Equipment and Moving 

Minister's Relief Fund 
BALANCE PER BOOKS 
Balance per Bank 
LESS: Checks Outstanding 



60.00 
10.17 



6,000.00 
344.98 

3,600.00 
72.00 
847.30 
412.00 
9.95 
137.80 

1,244.80 
216.38 



814.29 

557.89 

$14,257.39 
250.00 



No. 

657 
660 



$ 6,357.06 

Amount 
15.00 

27.41 42.41 



16,020.49 
$20,822.04 



14,507.39 
$ 6,314.65 



BALANCE PER BANK 



$ 6,314.65 



RECONCILIATION— GUILFORD NATIONAL 
T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY— GENERAL FUND 
January 10, 1957 

Balance per Bank 

LESS: Outstanding Checks 



Schedule 1 
BANK 



No. 


Amount 


3796 


$ 25.00 


3797 


13,289.71 


3798 


6,330.35 


3799 


2,038.88 


3800 


7,796.32 


3801 


3,917.12 


3804 


142.09 


3806 


272.67 


3807 


185.00 


3812 


12,380.52 


3815 


1,673.67 


3816 


50.00 


3817 


925.00 


3819 


5.00 



$48,769.28 



49,031.33 



BALANCE (Overdraft) Guilford National Bank $( 262.05) 



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Deal, Calhoun & Company 

certified public accountants 
414 north eugene street 
Greensboro. N. C. 

Trustees of Orange Presbytery- 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
Gentlemen: 

We have examined the accounts and financial records of 
T. M. RICHMOND, TREASURER 
TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
for the year ended December 31, 1956, and submit here our report con- 
sisting" of Exhibit "A", Cash Receipts and Disbursements and Analysis of 
Changes in Assets Held in Funds, together with the following related 
comments. 

COMMENTS 

Stone Estate Trust Fund — $24,000.00 — Invested as follows: 
Loans : 

First Presbyterian Church, Leaksville, N. C. 
Greenwood Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, N. C. 
Dogwood Acres Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, N. C. 
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. 
Memorial Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 



Savings and Cash on Hand 

Home Federal Savings and Loan Association, 
Greensboro, N. C. 



$ 6,000.00 
2,000.00 
2,900.00 
1,600.00 
4,000.00 

$16,500.00 



$ 7,500.00 



$24,000.00 



All income earned on this fund is distributed to the First Presbyterian 
Church, Leaksville, N. C. The distribution during the period under review 
amounted to $736.70 consisting of the listed income receipts. 
Interest on Loans 



First Presbyterian Church, Leaksville, N. C. $ 247.50 

Memorial Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 160.00 

Greenwood Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, N. C. 50.00 

Dogwood Acres Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, N. C. 116.00 

Home Federal Savings & Loan, Greensboro, N. C. 131.20 

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. 32.00 



$ 736.70 



Maryland Hickerson Fund— $1,250.00 

The principal amount of this fund is loaned to the Memorial Presby- 
terian Church, Greensboro, N. C. The income on this account is restricted 

to the African Board of World Missions. An analysis of income is shown 
below: 

Balance on hand, January 1, 1956 $ — — 

Interest on loan 50.00 



$ 50.00 



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Disbursements 



Balance— December 31, 1956 $ 50.00 



Cora Harrison Fund— $500.00 

This account is on deposit with the Home Federal Savings and Loan 
Association, Greensboro, N. C. The income from this fund is restricted to 
support of aged ministers and their immediate dependents. An analysis of 
the income is shown below: 

Cash balance, January 1, 1956 $ 27.50 

Interest on Savings 15.00 

$ 42.50 

Disbursements — — 



Balance— December 31, 1956 $ 42.50 



Mary I. Smith Loan Fund: 

This fund is on deposit in Savings Account for loans to ministerial 
students without interest and with a maximum limit of $200.00. 

Balance — January 1, 1956 $ — — 

Received during year to establish the fund 558.35 
Loans paid back by persons who had previously received 

them from the fund 298.00 



$ 856.35 

Disbursements : 

Credit report $ 2.00 

Transferred to Savings 800.00 802.00 



Balance— December 31, 1956 $ 54.35 



General Fund: 

Analysis as follows: 

Balance on hand — January 1, 1956 $ 235.86 

Contributions— D. P. Foust Estate $ 1,577.95 

Loan received for Camp New Hope 30,000.00 31,577.95 



$31,813.81 



Disbursements: 

Camp New Hope Swimming Pool $30,000.00 

Treasurer's office expense 5.50 

D. P. Foust Fund 1,577.95 31,583.45 



$ 230.36 

Cash Balances: 

Analysis of cash balances are as follows: 

General Fund $ 230.36 

Stone Estate 138.75 

Maryland-Hickerson Fund 50.00 

Cora Harrison Fund 42.50 

Mary I. Smith Loan Fund 54.35 



Total (Exhibit "A", Page 2) $ 515.96 

The General Fund is used as a clearance account and any designated 
funds contained there will be remitted to the respective agencies. Any 
funds not designated remain at the disposal of the Trustees. 

Cash on hand in amount of $515.96 as shown on Exhibit "A" is on 
deposit with Securtiy National Bank, Greensboro, North Carolina. Analysis 
of this account is shown above. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Deal, Calhoun & Co. 



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Hair and Apple 

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS 
BURLINGTON, N. C. 

Committee on Church Extension 

of Orange Presbytery 
First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, North Carolina 
Gentlemen : 

In accordance with your instructions, we have examined the books and 
records of the Committee on Church Extension of Orange Presbytery and 
based on data obtained therefrom, we have prepared the following state- 
ments: 

Exhibit A — Liquid Assets on Hand, January 12, 1957 

Exhibit B — Receipts and Disbursements, From January 12, 1956 

through January 12, 1957 
Schedule 1 — Building Disbursements, From January 12, 1956 through 
January 12, 1957 

Our examination was made in accordance with generally accepted 
auditing standards applicable in the circumstances and included all pro- 
cedures which we considered necessary. 

In our opinion, the accompanying statements present fairly the liquid 
position of the Church Extension Fund at January 12, 1957 and the 
balances of its receipts and disbursements for the fiscal year then ended, 
in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. 

Yours very truly, 

Hair, Apple and Bell 

July 1, 1957 

Exhibit A 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 
OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

LIQUID ASSETS ON HAND 

January 12, 1957 

Cash on Deposit — Security National Bank 

(See Exhibit B) $18,861.66 

United States Bonds 

21/2%— 72 No. 24481A $5,000.00 

21/2%— 72 No. 162676F 1,000.00 6,000.00 

TOTAL $24,861.66 

Exhibit B 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 
OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
From January 12, 1956 through January 12, 1957 

Balance, January 12, 1956 $8,814.71 

RECEIPTS: 

Churches of Orange Presbytery $63,731.32 

Trust Fund Receipts 

Foust Estate $ 1,577.95 

L. Richardson Estate 2,300.00 3,877.95 



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Receipts from Notes and Loans 

Trinity Presbyterian Church $ 2,500.00 

Park Avenue Presbyterian Church 1,500.00 

Northside Presbyterian Church 3,000.00 

First Presbyterian Church 

(High Point) 500.00 

Whitener Fund 800.75 

Riverview Presbyterian Church 500.00 8,800.75 

Miscellaneous 

Love Gift to Dr. T. Henry Patterson $ 150.00 
Gift to Whitener Fund from 

Meadowside Church 13.00 163.00 

Total Receipts 76,573.02 

$85,387.73 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Salaries — Quarterly Basis $18,468.33 

Douglas Hix — Monthly Basis 900.00 

James Watkins — Summer Worker 450.00 

Carl May— Balance due for 1955.._. 200.00 $20,018.33 
Building Disbursements 

(See Schedule 1) 42,420.00 

Balance Challenge Fund (Morningside 

Presbyterian Church) 1,250.00 

Work in Home Mission Churches 

(A. M. McGinnis) 250.00 

Travel Expense (DeSanto, Morrow 

and Thompson) 372.94 

Loans 

Riverside Presbyterian Church $ 500.00 

Whitener Fund 800.75 1,300.75 

Annuity Payments (for May and Ruff) 50.08 

Evangelism Conference (Louie Andrews) 25.00 
Manse Expenses (Executive Secretary) 

Insurance $ 28.08 

Painting and Papering 40.22 

Electrical Work 36.97 105.27 

Visitation Expenditures (Kryder) 60.00 

Moving Expenses (Ruff) 110.00 

Miscellaneous 203.70 

Sedgefield Area rent 

(Rev. W. M. Currie) 360.00 

Total Disbursements 66,526.07 

Balance, January 12, 1957 $18,861.66 

Schedule 1 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 
OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

BUILDING DISBURSEMENTS 

From January 12, 1956 through January 12, 1957 

Archdale $ 500.00 

Crestwood 10,000.00 

El Bethel 1,500.00 

Guilford College Lot 9,500.00 

Hope View 1,000.00 

Meadowside 1,200.00 

Memorial 1,500.00 



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Oakview 

Pocket 

Randolph 

Siler City Church. 

Smyrna Manse - 

Springwood 

Starmount 

Stony Creek 



3,000.00 
1,000.00 
1,000.00 
2,800.00 
100.00 
4,000.00 
2,320.00 
3,000.00 



Total 



$42,420.00 



2. STUDY OF DUTIES OF EXECUTIVE SECRE- 
TARY AND OFFICE OF ORANGE PRESBY- 
TERY 

That the Presbytery grant the Council further time 
for the submission of a report on the work of the 
Executive Secretary and of the Office of Orange 
Presbytery, possibly until the Fall Meeting. 

3. EQUALIZATION FUND 

a. That the Council hear the Synod's representa- 
tives on this matter at this time. 

b. That Presbytery support the Plan of Equaliza- 
tion of the Synod of North Carolina. 

4. BLACK MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN 



CHURCH 

a. That the petition attached be granted. 

b. That the Presbytery instruct the Moderator to 
appoint a Commission to organize a church to be 
known as ''Black Memorial Presbyterian 
Church/' if the way be clear. 

PETITION TO ORANGE PRESBYTERY TO ORGANIZE BLACK'S CHAPEL, 
R. F. D. 2, CAMERON, N. C. 

Believing that it is in the Providence of God that there should be a 
Church at Black's Chapel, v^^e, the undersigned, desire to be organized as 
a Church, and we respectfully petition Orange Presbytery to appoint a 
Commission to organize us as a duly constituted Church to be known as 
the Black Memorial Church, a part of and under the jurisdiction of Orange 
Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. 



Signed: 

Mrs. R. L. Black 
Mrs. E. F. Ryals 
Billy Black 
Mammie Phillip 
Lessie Morris 
Neil Morris 
Calhoun Morris 
Joe Morris 
Frank Morris 
Roland Graham, Jr. 
Joann Everette 
Mina H. Everette 
Mrs. R. D. Doby 
Mr. R. D. Doby 
Russel Doby 
Linda Morris 
Mack Morris 



Clovis McDonald 
Mrs. James Morris 
Emma Jean Morris 
John A. Waddell 
Louise Waddell 
L. W. Cook 
Mrs. L. W. Cook 
Lucille McDonald 
James W. Morris 
D. X. Johnson 
Vera Mae Freeman 
Emma Grace Freeman 
Grace Graham 
Roland B. Graham 
Barry Graham 
Idella Johnson 
Doris Johnson 



Kirby Johnson, Jr. 
Ronnie Johnson 
Mrs. W. N. Freeman 
W. N. Freeman 
Larry Freeman 
Wayne Freeman 
Joyce Waddell 
Mrs. W. R. Waddell 
W. R. Waddell 
R. B. Waddell 
Larry Waddell 
Fletcher Everette, Jr. 
Robert Everette 
Mrs. R. B. Waddell 
John McDonald 
Mrs. John McDonald 



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The following Commission was elected by Presbytery to organize the 
Church on April 14, 1957, at 2:30 P.M.: Ministers: Rev. M. J. Murray, 
Chairman; Rev. W. L. Foley; Rev. Don Carson; and Dr. T. Henry Pat- 
terson. Elders: H. F. Oaeler of Jonesboro Church, J. Glenn Edwards of 
St. Andrews, and Gabe Holmes of First Church, Sanford. 

It was requested that Rev. T. E. Nelson, now Pastor of Biscoe Church, 
be invited to participate as a visiting brother, and that Elder Alton J. 
Harrington of the Olivia Church be also invited to participate as a visiting 
brother. 

5. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN GUILFORD 
COLLEGE COMMUNITY 

a. That the petition attached be granted. 

b. That the Presbytery instruct the Moderator to 
appoint a Commission to organize a church in 
the Guilford College community, if the way be 
clear. 

PETITION TO ORANGE PRESBYTERY TO ORGANIZE A PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
AT GUILFORD COLLEGE 

Believing that it is in the Providence of God that there should be a 
Presbyterian Church in the Guilford College community, we, the under- 
signed, desire to be organized as a duly constituted Church, and respect- 
fully petition Orange Presbytery to appoint a Commission to organize our 
group into a Presbyterian Church, a part of and under the jurisdiction of 
Orange Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in the U. S. 

Signed: 

William T. Grimsley Lois J. Vaughan Kathryn Either 

C. G. Powell, Jr. Richard W. Vaughan Donald E. Either 

Roselyn M. Powell Rosser L. Clark Beverly E. Armfield 

Robert M. Armfield Many H. Clark James I. Helms 

Margaret P. Wilson Ruth L, Stewart Jean R. Helms 

Lewis H. Wilson J. Joseph Stewart 

A motion was carried that Presbytery instruct the Moderator to appoint 
a Commission to organize a Presbyterian Church in the Guilford College 
Community. The following Commission was elected to organize the 
Church at a time and place to be determined by the Commission: Ministers: 
Rev. Allen McSween, Chairman; Rev. M. S. Huske; Rev. W. M. Currie; 
and as Alternate Minister, Dr. T. Henry Patterson. Elders: Lawrence 
Bennett of Guilford Park, Floyd F. Hendley of First Church, Greensboro, 
Mack Abrams of The Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. 

The report of the Council was approved and adopted as 
a whole. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Ralph Buchanan, Chairman. The 
report was adopted and the following elected : 

1. CHURCH EXTENSION 

a. Mr. Robert E. Kiser of Asheboro to replace Mr. Charles S. 
Wilkins, Class of '59. 



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b. Rev. Ralph L. Buchanan to replace the Rev. A. P. Dickson, 
Class of '57. 

2. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

a. Mrs. Reid Montgomery to replace Mrs. James Hogg, Class 
of '58. 

b. Mr. Hase Smith to replace Mr. Howard Carr, Class of '59. 

3. TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

a. Rev. Don Carson to replace Rev. Frank S. Jones, Class of '58. 

4. HOMES 

a. Mrs. W. C. Goley of Graham to replace Mrs. R. W. Barnwell, 
Class of '59. 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. John C. Whitley for the Chairman, 
Rev. C. W. Jennings, who made the following report 
relative to the installations of Rev. J. A. Mclntyre and 
Rev. E. Lee WilHngham, III. 

Commission to install Rev. J. A. Mclntyre as Pastor of the Ran- 
dolph Church on April 28, 1957, at 7:30 P.M. is as follows: Dr. 
T. Henry Patterson to preside and propound the constitutional 
questions. Rev. W. M, Baker to preach the sermon, Elder C. T. 
McNairy to charge the congregation. Rev. J. P. H. McNatt to 
charge the pastor, Dr. T. Henry Patterson to offer the prayer, and 
Elder C. A. Stewart to serve as the alternate elder. 

Commission to install Rev. Edward Lee WilHngham, III, as Pastor 
of the Buffalo (G) Church on April 28, 1957, at 11:00 A.M. is as 
follows: Dr. T. Henry Patterson to preside and propound the con- 
stitutional questions, Rev. David Moorefield to preach the sermon, 
Elder Charles Lowry to charge the congregation. Rev. Sam Cappel 
to charge the Pastor, Dr. T. Henry Patterson to offer the prayer, 
and Elder Steve White to serve as the alternate elder. 

This report as presented by Mr. Jennings was adopted 
and the Commissions appointed. 

MODERATORIAL NOMINEE 

Elder Paul Boone of Bethel Church was designated as a 
nominee for the Moderator of Orange Presbytery for the 
Three Hundred and Seventy-sixth Stated Meeting, and 
the Fall Adjourned Meeting of the Presbytery. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

An invitation from the St. Andrews Church had already 
been accepted for the Three Hundred and Seventy-sixth 
Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery. 

The motion was carried to change the date of convening 
the Summer Stated Meeting to July 11, 1957, at 10:00 



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A.M., instead of the third Thursday of June, as prescribed 
by the Manual of Orange Presbytery. 

NEW BUSINESS 

Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, for the Chairman of the Committee 
on Sessional Records, Elder R. D. White, made the follow- 
ing report concerning sessional records that were not 
examined at the Winter Meeting in January, but sub- 
mitted to-day: 

1. Approved without exception: Red House Church. 

2. Approved with an exception: Milton Church, no statistical re- 
port for the year 1956. 

The report was adopted and committed to record. 

READING AND CORRECTIONS OF MINUTES 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. 
ADJOURNMENT 

Presbytery was adjourned and prayer was offered. 

W. M. Baker, Moderator 
K. M. Misenheimer, Permanent Clerk 
Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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CALLED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
May 27, 1957 

The Presbytery of Orange met in Called Session on Monday, 
May 27, 1957, at 8:00 P.M. in the Virginia Gilmer Room of the 
First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, and 
was called to order by a past moderator. Dr. Roy E. Watts. Rev. 
J. M. Millard led Presbytery in prayer. 

A quorum was declared present with the following ministers 
and elders present: 

ROLL 



MINISTERS 



RULING ELDERS 



Chester Alexander 

L. V. Andrews, Jr 

Vance Barron 

J. T. Benjamin, Jr 

Irving E. Birdseye L. H. Bennett 

Edwin C. Brammer, Jr 

Ben F. Brown Avery Phipps 

Ralph Buchanan 

Sam S. Cappel 

Don Carson Gabe Holmes . 

Wm, M. Currie 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. — 

W. L. Foley 

M. S. Huske T. M. Richmond. 

C. W. Jennings 

F. S. Johnston C. F. Smith 

W. P. Cook 

Jeff T. Kesterson (A.P.)-- 

H. R. McFayden 

R. J. McMullen 

J. P. H. McNatt Dan Kelly 

Allen McSween Howard E. Carr, 

J. M. Millard 

Carl E. Mills 

K. M. Misenheimer 

H. R. Montgomery J. Brock Smith .. 

Guy M. Morrow 

David C. Moss Paul G. Boone... 

M. J. Murray 

John Parks 

T. Henry Patterson 

C. H. Reckard 

J. A. Redhead, Jr 



CHURCHES 

Burlington, First 
Memorial 
Chapel Hill 
Dogwood Acres 
Guilford Park 
Bessemer 
Alamance 
Hawfields 
Mebane 

-Sanford, First 
Greensboro, First 
Park Avenue 
Buffalo (L) 
-Westminster 
Riverview 
El Bethel 
-Griers 

Pleasant Grove 
Church of Covenant 



Brentwood 
Starmount 

Meadowside 
Siler City 

Mt. Vernon Springs 

Glenwood 

Oak View 

Stony Creek 

Bethel 

Jonesboro 

Reidsville, First 

Hillsboro 
Greensboro, First 



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T. B. Ruff W. G. Robertson Smyrna 

Hillview 
Wentworth 

Harry E. Smith 

W. 0. Smith : ■ New Hope 

Efland 

Carl H. Stark, Jr Piedmont 

James A. Wade R. E. Kizer Asheboro 

Roy E. Watts Henry Koonts High Point 

John C. Whitley Thomas B. Stanley Leaksville 

John N. Wilson Edgewood 

C. E. Kerchner Buffalo (G) 

R. D. Hughes Eno 

Geo. C. Mason Madison 

C. P. Robertson Stoneville 

CALL 

The Call was read and found in order as follows : 

The Constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call Orange 
Presbytery to meet at the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C, 
Virginia Gilmer Room, entrance Greene Street, to transact the following 
business i 

MONDAY, MAY 27, 1957, 2:00 P.M. 

I. To receive Rev. Frank S. Johnston, from Mecklenburg Presbytery, 
and appoint a Commission to install him as Pastor of the Pleasant 
Grove-Grier Churches. 

II. To receive and act upon the resignation of Dr. T. Henry Patterson, 
Executive Secretary of Orange Presbytery, and appoint a Commis- 
sion to install him at the Madison Presbyterian Church. 

III. To receive and act upon the Report of the Committee on Church Ex- 
tension, regarding: 

(a) The change in loan of the Memorial Presbyterian Church; 

(b) To arrange for a loan for the Smyrna Presbyterian Church; 

(c) To approve a loan to purchase manse for the Sedgefield Pres- 
byterian Church; 

(d) To reconsider the matter of the purchase of a lot for the de- 
velopment of Negro Work in Greensboro, N. C. 

IV. To attend to any matters growing out of the above. 

W. M. BAKER, Moderator 

C. LINWOOD CHESHIRE, JR. 

Stated Clerk 

W. M. Currie 
Joe Flora 

T. Henry Patterson 
Frank Smith 

By action of the Presbytery, the items listed in the Call 
would serve as a working Docket. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, REPORT OF 

The report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work was given by Rev. John Whitley, Chairman, as 
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The Commission on the Minister and His Work had placed in its 
hands the Calls of the Pleasant Grove and Griers Churches to Rev. 
Frank Johnston as pastor. The terms of the Calls are as follows: 
Salary, each church is to pay a salary of $2,100.00, making a 
total of $4,200.00; car allowance, each congregation is to pay an 
expense account of $150.00 annually, making a total of $300.00 per 
year; vacation, the congregations promise one month annual va- 
cation; Ministers' Annuity Fund. The churches are to make the 
regular payments into the Ministers' Fund. 

The Commission received the call of the Madison Church to Dr. 
T. Henry Patterson. The terms include a salary of $4,200.00 and 
a $460.00 expense account, together with the payment of the 
Church's part in the Ministers' Annuity Fund and the payments 
into the Board of Annuities, the payments for Group Insurance 
and Hospitalization. The free use of a manse and a month's vaca- 
tion are also promised. 

The Commission recommends that the Presbytery find 
the Calls in order and place them in the hands of the 
ministers. 

The report with its recommendations was adopted. 
EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

After Rev. Frank S. Johnston was presented to the Pres- 
bytery by Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Dr. J. A. Redhead, 
Jr., Chairman of the Examinations Committee, proceeded 
with the examination of Mr. Johnston. He was examined 
in Experimental Religion by the Moderator, views in 
Theology by Dr. J. A. Redhead, on the Sacraments by 
Rev. J. M. Millard, and on Church Government by Rev. 
John Wilson. The examination was sustained in its sev- 
eral parts and as a whole. Mr. Johnston accepted the 
calls to become pastor of the Pleasant Grove and Griers 
Churches, and signed the Book of Ministerial Obligations. 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

The report was made by Rev. Wesley Jennings, Chairman, 
relative to the installation of Rev. Frank Johnston as fol- 
lows : 

The installation service at the Pleasant Grove Church will take 
place on June 16, 1957, at 10:00 A.M., and at the Griers Church 
on June 16, 1957, at 11:15 A.M. Members of the Commission in- 
clude: Dr. T. Henry Patterson to preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional questions. Rev. William Currie to preach the sermon, 
Elder Joe H. Warren, Prospect Hill, N. C, to charge the congrega- 
tion at the Griers Church, and Elder C. Frank Smith, Leasburg, 
N. C, to charge the congregation at the Pleasant Grove Church. 
Dr. Patterson will offer the prayer, and Mr. Currie will charge the 
Pastor. Alternate minister is Rev. Joe Flora, and alternate elder 
is W. P. Cook, Star Route, Yanceyville, N. C. 

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RESIGNATION OF DR. T. HENRY PATTERSON, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson offered his resignation as Execu- 
tive Secretary of Orange Presbytery to be effective 
August 31, 1957. The motion v^as carried that the resig- 
nation be accepted, and that a Committee be appointed 
to draw up appropriate resolutions relative to his minis- 
try as Executive Secretary, and that they be presented for 
adoption at the July meeting of Orange Presbytery. The 
following committee was appointed : Rev. Marion Huske, 
Chairman, Dr. Chester Alexander, Elder Henry Koonts, 
First Church, High Point, Elder Gabrielle Holmes, First 
Church, Sanford, and Elder C. Fred Carlson, First 
Church, Greensboro. 

Action relative to appointing a Commission to install Dr. 
Patterson as pastor of the Madison Church was deferred until 
the July meeting of Orange Presbytery. 

The terms of the Call of Dr. Patterson having been read, 
the motion was carried that the Call be placed in the hands of 
Dr. Patterson. 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

The report was made by Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman, 
and the following recommendations were adopted : 

The Committee on Church Extension would like to report that 
since the Adjourned Meeting of Orange Presbytery, in April, 
several situations have arisen that make it necessary for our Com- 
mittee to make changes in regard to certain loans, and other work 
of the Presbytery. 

We, therefore, recommend the following for consideration and 
action: 

First: That the Memorial Presbyterian Church be granted permis- 
sion to secure a loan in the amount of $20,000.00, rather than 
$15,000.00, from the D. P. Foust Trust Estate through the Trust 
Department of the Security National Bank. This loan to be se- 
cured by Deed of Trust Note on Church property and to be signed 
by the Stated Clerk of Orange Presbytery. Money to be borrowed 
at 5% interest and to be repaid at the rate of $4,000.00 per year, 
plus interest. 

Second: We recommend that Orange Presbytery direct the Trustees 
of Orange Presbytery to loan to the Smyrna Presbyterian Church 
an amount not to exceed $10,000 from the funds held by the Trus- 
tees, belonging to the Stone Estate Trust Fund, for the purpose 
of building their new Sanctuary; this money to be secured by 
Deed of Trust Note on the Smyrna Church property, and co-signed 
: by the Stated Clerk of Presbytery on behalf of Orange Presbytery. 
Third: That Orange Presbytery direct and empower its Trustees, 
Chester Alexander, Henry V. Koonts, T. Henry Patterson, Chas. T. 
Boyd, Fred Carlson, and T. M. Richmond, to purchase the property 
on Madison Road, near Sedgefield, presently owned by Mrs. Rosa 



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Lee Simpson, and to hold title on behalf of the Committee on 
Church Extension of Orange Presbytery and the Sedgefield Pres- 
byterian Church; this property to be used as a manse for the Sedge- 
field Presbyterian Church. 

This property will cost $12,000.00 and the Committee requests 
Orange Presbytery to direct its Trustees to borrow money at the 
Guilford National Bank for the purchase of this property, giving 
Deed of Trust Note to secure same; to hold Title to this property 
on behalf of Presbytery, until arrangements can be made for the 
congregation to borrow money on a long term note, repay the 
Committee and take Title in the name of the Sedgefield Presby- 
terian Church. 

Your Committee further requests Orange Presbytery to direct its 
Trustees to borrow money from the Guilford National Bank, giving 
Deed of Trust Note on the property owned by Presbytery at 407 
Hillcrest Drive, Greensboro, in an amount not to exceed $10,000.00. 
This money is to be used to tide the Committee over the lean 
months when Benevolent Receipts are light, and to be repaid at 
the close of the present Church Year. 

Fourth: That in the light of additional information, the Presbytery 
reconsider the matter of purchasing the five acres of land, on 
Tuscaloosa Street and O. Henry Boulevard, for the development of 
Negro Work, and take such action as shall seem wise to Presbytery. 
Therefore, in the light of the above Fourth recommendation. Orange 
Presbytery took the following action: 

That this land not be purchased, but that Orange Presbytery re- 
quest the General Assembly's Committee on Church Extension to 
retain and keep the $10,000 Challenge Fund for the development 
of a Negro Work in Greensboro, to be initiated within the next two 
years, at the discretion of the Committee on Church Extension of 
Orange Presbytery. 

Fifth: That the Committee on Church Extension express its grati- 
tude to Dr. T. Henry Patterson for his faithful, loyal and devoted 
service to the work of the Committee during the past twelve years 
and that Orange Presbytery ask that he continue his work with 
the Church Extension Committee on a part time basis until his 
successor is found, and that he be remunerated on a satisfactory 
basis. 

By action of the Presbytery, the Council of Orange Presbytery 
was directed to proceed with securing an Executive Secretary 
to succeed Dr. T. Henry Patterson. 

A resolution from the Bethlehem Church commending Dr. 
Patterson for his ministry as Executive Secretary was read and 
placed in the hands of the Resolutions Committee which had 
been appointed by the Moderator. The motion was carried to 
adjourn pending the reading of the minutes. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery was led in prayer by the Moderator. 

Roy E. Watts, Moderator 
K. M. Misenheimer, Permanent Clerk 
Attest : C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SIXTH STATED MEETING 

ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
R. F. D. 8, Sanford, North Carolina 
July 11, 1957 

The Three Hundred and Seventy-Sixth Stated Meeting of the 
Presbytery of Orange was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by a 
Past Moderator, Rev. Z. T. PiephofF, in the St. Andrews Presby- 
terian Church, R. F. D. 8, Sanford, North Carohna, on Thurs- 
day, July 11, 1957. Elder John Deifell then led the Presbytery 
in prayer. Immediately thereafter, the Moderator, Rev. W. M. 
Baker, began to preside. 

Candidate Lee W. Adkins preached the sermon at the request 
of the Moderator as part of his trial for licensure, using the 
text John 5 :39. His subject was "The Witness to Christ." 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

ROLL 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Louie V. Andrews, Jr Glenn H. Campbell Memorial 

Chester Alexander C. E. Scott Burlington, First 

W. M. Baker D. L. Lanier Crestwood 

James T. Benjamin, Jr C. Don Alexander Dogwood Acres 

Irving E. Birdseye L. H. Bennett Guilford Park 

Ben F. Brown D. Max Coble Alamance 

Ralph L. Buchanan E. J. Evans Hawfields 

Cecil Callis C. C. Cole Yanceyville 

M. F. Law Bethesda 

Don Carson Sanford, First 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr B. H. Wolfe Park Avenue 

Wm. M. Currie, Asso. P J. T. Benjamin Greensboro, First 

John J. Deifell 

Earl H. Wilkins 

W. L. Foley M. E. Wicker Buffalo (L) 

J. M. Garrison I. C. Crawford Church of Covenant 

Marion S. Huske C. A. Greene Westminster 

C. W. Jennings Robert E. Thomas Riverview 

F. S. Johnston M. M. Mise Griers 

W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 

Hardin A. King Ira W. Lee Shiloh 

Wm. H. Kryder David B. Long Graham 

J. A. Mclntyre ....H. C. McPherson Randolph 

R. J. McMullen 

J. P. H. McNatt E. M. Foster Brentwood 

Allen C. McSween Raymond Monroe, Jr Starmount 

J. M. Millard 

Reid Montgomery C. D. Taylor Glenwood 



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David R. Moorefield (S.S.) C. W. Stanford Bethlehem 

Guy M. Morrow Stoney Creek 

M. J. Murray Jno. A. Dalrymple Jonesboro 

David E. Moss Paul G. Boone Bethel 

John Parks Paul D. Hastings Reidsville, First 

T. Henry Patterson J. L. Roberts Madison 

Z. T. Piephoff R. Layton Guthrie Bethany 

C. H. Reckard Sydney Green Hillsboro 

Robert B. Rock T. C. Dalrymple Salem 

R. A. Currie Broadway 

Thos. B. Ruff John F. Flynn Wentworth 

Paul N. Miller Smryna 

Hillview 

Jack B. Scott 

Harry E. Smith 

Wm. O. Smith W. W. Barker New Hope 

Carl H. Stark, Jr Julian Thompson Piedmont 

W. Taliaferio Thompson.— 

Robert Lee Turner Speedwell 

Greenwood 

James H. Wade James L. Riddle Asheboro 

Roy E. Watts H. P. Morrison High Point 

John N. Wilson Leon Phillips Edgewood 

H. A. Barnes Buffalo (G) 

B. H. Benfield Haywood 

G. A. Denny Bessemer 

J. Glenn Edwards St. Andrews 

M. C. Foushee Haywood 

A. F. Holman El Bethel 

Robert D. Hughes Eno 

H. L. Laubscher Morningside 

E. Q. Matthews Pocket 

C. D. McLeod White Hill 

J. P. Mitchell Sedgefield 

Andrew L. Newman Leaksville, First 

Thos. W. Rose Chapel Hill 

R. B. Waddell Black Memorial 

C. C. Wilkinson Fairfield 

Harry P. Woods Little River 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 



Cross Roads, Cumnock, East Burlington, Efiand, Euphronia, Farmville, 
Goldston, Greenwood, Guilford College, Gulf, Hillview, Hope View, 
Meadowside, Mebane, Milton, Mt. Vernon Spgs., Northside, Oakview, 
Pittsboro, Red House, Sanford First, Siler City, Speedwell, Springwood, 
Stoneville, Stony Creek, Trinity. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR-TEMPORARY CLERKS 

The nominee for Moderator of the Presbytery, Elder 
Paul G. Boone, Bethel Church, was elected by acclamation. 
Rev. Louie V. Andrews and Rev. W. 0. Smith were elected 
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WORDS OF WELCOME 

Were brought by Elder Glenn Edwards for the host 
church. 

Attention was called to the historical sketch of the St. An- 
drews Presbyterian Church which was printed on the 
back of the Docket of Orange Presbytery. By action of the 
Presbytery it w^as made a part of the permanent record 
and is placed below as follows: 

HISTORY OF 
ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

R.F.D. 8, SANFORD, NORTH CAROLINA 

About the year 1857, a group of Christian men were leaders in the or- 
ganization of a Sunday School in a small school house located halfway be- 
tween Lemon Springs and Swann Station. This is the present site of St. 
Andrews Church. It was here that the Rev. John L. Mclver held preaching 
services for several years from time to time. As it was seven miles to 
Buffalo Presbyterian Church, where people attended regular services, a 
movement was soon made to organize a church in the school house. After 
much opposition St. Andrews was organized in the year 1864, by a Com- 
mission of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The first church building was constructed of logs, but in a few years 
this church was burned, along with all the records. Another building was 
erected on a portion of land located three hundred yards west of the first 
church site. This frame structure was used until 1893, when the present 
church was completed. 

St. Andrews Church was transferred from Fayetteville Presbytery to 
Orange Presbytery in 1923. 

On December 3, 1950, the ground breaking ceremony was held which 
marked the beginning of the erection of our educational building. The 
building consists of four classrooms, an assembly room and a kitchen. 

In 1954, we brick veneered our church and also painted the interior. 

By December of 1956, the construction of our present manse, now nearing 
completion, was well underway. 

We hope in the near future to secure a full time pastor for our church. 

Our sincere purpose is to dedicate our new buildings to the uplifting of 
mankind and to the glory of God. 

Prepared by: 

MISS DANNIE CAMERON THOMAS, Historian 

COMMITTEE ON ORDERS, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. W. L. Foley. The Docket as printed 
was adopted as the Working Docket. 



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DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
SUMMER MEETING 
THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SIXTH STATED MEETING 

ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
R. F. D. 8, Sanford, North Carolina 
Thursday, July 11, 1957 — 10 :00 A.M. 

10:00 Presbytery Called to Order Rev. W. M. Baker, Moderator 

Sermon — Parts of Trial: 

Candidate Lee W. Adkins, Baltimore Presbytery 
10:30 Roll Call 

Election of Moderator — Temporary Clerks 

Words of Welcome Elder Glenn Edwards 

Report of Committee on Orders Rev. W. L. Foley 

Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications and Announcements 
Standing Committee Appointments — by the Moderator 
Bills and Overtures 
Courtesy 
Special Committee Appointments 

Installations 
Records and Amendments 
11:00 RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE— Re: DR. T. H. PATTERSON, Re- 
port of Rev. M. S. Huske, Chm. 
11:30 COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Report of 
Dr. W. T. Thompson, Immediate Past Moderator, General Assem- 
bly of Presbyterian Church in U. S., Elder Marvin S. Yount, Sr. 
12:00 COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, Report of 

Elder C. S. Wilkins, Chm. 
Sub-Committee on Stewardship, Report of 

Rev. John Parks, Chm. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Rev. Ralph Buchanan, Chm. 

1:00 Recess for Lunch 
2:00 Reconvene 

Sermon — Parts of Trial: 

Candidate William Clark Porter, III, Orange Presbytery 
HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Dr. Chester Alexander, Chm. 
Sub-Committee on Candidates, Report of 

Rev. C. H. Reckard, Chm. 
EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr., Chm. 
COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of 

Rev. John C. Whitley, Chm. 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Rev. C. W. Jennings, Chm. 
3:00 CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Rev. W. M. Currie, Chm. 
GENERAL FUND AGENCIES, Report of Rev. Cecil Callis, Chm. 
Unfinished Business 
New Business 

Time and Place of Next Meeting 
Reading and Correcting Minutes 
Adjournment 



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VISITING BRETHREN 

The following ministers were invited to sit as visiting 
brethren : Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Fayetteville Presbytery ; 
Rev. Eugene Alexander, Fayetteville Presbytery; Rev. 
G. Lamar Kincaid, Westchester Presbytery, Synod of 
New York. 

Candidates under the care of Presbytery, students work- 
ing within the Presbytery and those intending to become 
candidates under the care of Presbytery were introduced. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were read, referred and 
disposed of in the following manner indicated : 

1. Excuses for not attending^ this meeting were received from 
and permission granted for: Rev. John C. Whitley, Rev. K. 
M. Misenheimer, Rev. Don Skinner, Rev. J. T. Kesterson, Rev. 
Douglas Harper and Rev. Vance Barron. 

2. Certificate of Transfer for Candidate Lee W. Adkins from 
Baltimore Presbytery was received pending his examination 
for licensure. 

3. Rev. Robert B. Rock asked Presbytery to take cognizance of 
his honorable retirement and to place him on the honor roll 
because of having reached the age of seventy, and to order 
the Stated Clerk to sign the necessary papers to effect his re- 
tirement benefits. By action of the Presbytery this was done 
and the Moderator appointed Dr. T. H. Patterson to draw up 
a resolution to be read at this meeting of the Presbytery, and 
that it be admitted to the permanent record. Further, at the 
request of Mr. Rock, the Presbytery transferred him to Wil- 
mington Presbytery. 

4. Rev. K. M. Misenheimer and Elder W. G. Springs, who were 
Commissioners to the recent meeting of the General Assembly, 
expressed their regret for not being able to be present at this 
meeting of the Presbytery and informed Presbytery of their 
appreciation for having served in this capacity and of their 
faithfulness in carrying out the duties entailed. 

5. An invitation was received from the Bethel Presbyterian 
Church, McLeansville, N. C, to Orange Presbytery requesting 
that the Fall Adjourned Meeting be held there on Thursday, 
September 12, 1957, at 9:00 a.m. The invitation was enthusias- 
tically accepted. 

6. A communication from the Bethel Presbyterian Church inform- 
ing the Presbytery that a loan of $7500.00 which was approved 
in 1953, by the Presbytery, has been paid in full twelve months 
ahead of schedule and that the mortgage was burned in the 
presence of the congregation in June 10, 1957. The Presbytery 
congratulated the Bethel Presbyterian Church and as a result, 
a motion was made and carried that in the future when loans 
approved by the Presbytery have been paid in full by the 



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churches receiving the loans, that a report be made to the 
meeting of Presbytery that the obligation has been met in full. 
This report shall ordinarily be made at the next meeting of 
the Presbytery following the payment in full of the loan. 

7. A communication from Rev. David R. Moorefield which con- 
tained recommendations relative to the work of the Nomina- 
tions Committee, Church Extension Committee and the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work was referred to the 
Council for their information. 

8. A communication was received from Mr. J. R. Ingram, Chair- 
man of the Board of Trustees of Camp New Hope, requesting 
that his report be deferred until a later meeting of the Pres- 
bytery due to the fact that added financial and cost of operation 
information gained after the summer camping season has ended 
will enable him to give a report based on the most recent year 
of operation. 

9. Commission reports on the installations of Rev. Edward Lee 
Willingham, HI, Rev. Frank S. Johnston, and Rev. J. A. Mc- 
Intyre were received and committed to the permanent record. 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION 
TO INSTALL REV. EDWARD LEE WILLINGHAM, III, IN THE 
BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to install the Rev. E. 
L. Willingham met at the Buffalo Presbyterian Church on Sunday, April 
28, 1957 at 10:40 A.M. The meeting was opened with Prayer by Rev. David 
Moorefield. The members present were: Dr. T. H. Patterson, Moderator; 
Rev. Sam S. Cappel, David R. Moorefield, ministers, and Mr. Charles W. 
Lowry, elder. Dr. Patterson presided at the morning worship. Rev. David 
Moorefield preached the sermon entitled: The Mission of Jesus and His 
Church. The text was: Luke 4:18-19. 

After the sermon, Dr. Patterson propounded the constitutional questions 
which were answered in the affirmative by both the Minister and the Con- 
gregation. Dr. Patterson gave an impressive and concise statement to the 
congregation of the meaning of these obligations, and then announced that 
Mr. Willingham was duly installed by Orange Presbytery as the Pastor 
of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church, according to Paragraph 136-140 of the 
Book of Church Order. Mr. Cappel then delivered a charge to the newly- 
installed minister from the text: II Timothy 4:1-5, pointing out the marks 
of a minister that God can use. Mr. Lowry then gave a brief charge to 
the congregation. The service was concluded with prayer and the bene- 
diction by the newly-installed minister and the members of the church 
came forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial 
reception and affectionate regard." The Commission having no further 
business, was adjourned with prayer by Dr. Patterson. The Commission 
wishes to thank Orange Presbytery for the privilege of having a part in 
this service, to thank the Congregation of the Buffalo Presbyterian 
Church for the gracious hospitality and full co-operation with the Com- 
mission, and respectfully requests Presbytery to dissolve the Commission 
upon its reception and approval of these minutes. 
Date: 28 April 1957 

Respectfully submitted, 

DR. T. H. PATTERSON, Moderator 

DAVID R. MOOREFIELD, Clerk 



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MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. J. A. McINTYRE 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Randolph Presbyterian Church on April 28, 1957 at 7:40 P.M., and 
was opened with prayer by Elder R. N. McClay of Randolph Presbyterian 
Church. Members present were Dr. T. Henry Patterson and Reverend 
J. P. H. McNatt, ministers, and R. N. McClay of Randolph Presbyterian 
Church, and C. E. Stuart of First Presbyterian Church of High Point, 
elders. Dr. Patterson acted in place of Reverend W. M. Baker of Crestwood 
Presbyterian Church, High Point, who was hospitalized because of a 
recent injury. Elder Koonts (not a member of the commission) was in- 
vited to have part and acted in place of Elder Charles T. McNary of First 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, who was attending a meeting in Mon- 
treat. He was asked to charge the congregation. A quorum was present. 
Elder C. E. Stuart was elected clerk. 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson presided in the Worship service and preached 
the sermon, his text being Zechariah 4:6. 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson recited the proceedings of Presbytery and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions to the Minister and the Congregation. 
These being answered in the affirmative. Reverend J. A. Mclntyre was in- 
stalled as Minister of Randolph Presbyterian Church, according to para- 
graphs 136 to 140, Book of Church Order. Reverend J. P. H. McNatt de- 
livered the charge to the Minister and Elder H. V. Koonts to the Con- 
gregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the leaders of the Congregation came forward 
and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder H. V. Koonts. 

C. E. STUART, Clerk 

T. HENRY PATTERSON, Moderator 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL 
REV. FRANK S. JOHNSTON 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Pleasant Grove church June 16, 1957, 9:45 A.M., and was opened 
with prayer by Rev. Joe Flora. Members present: Dr. T. Henry Patterson 
and Rev. Joe Flora, ministers, and W. P. Cook, C. Frank Smith and Joe H. 
Warren, ruling elders. A quorum was present. Elder W. P. Cook was 
elected clerk. Rev. T. H. Patterson presided in the Worship service. Rev. 
Joe Flora preached the sermon. Text Luke 2:52. Rev. T. H. Patterson 
recited the proceeding's of Presbytery and propounded the constitutional 
questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in 
the affirmative, Rev. F. S. Johnston was installed as Pastor of Pleasant 
Grove church, according to Paragraphs 136 to 140, Book of Chnrch Order. 
Elder C. Frank Smith delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder W. P. 
Cook to the Congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the newly 
installed Minister, and the leaders of the Congregation came forward and 
gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and af- 
fectionate regard." 

The Commission recessed with prayer by the Rev. Joseph W. Flora to 
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with prayer by the Rev. T. H. Patterson who presided in the Worship 
service. The Rev. Joseph Flora preached the sermon. Text Luke 2:52. The 
Rev. T. H. Patterson recited the proceedings of Presbytery and pro- 
pounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and Congregation. 
These being answered in the affirmative, the Rev. Frank S. Johnston was 
installed as Pastor of Griers Church, agreeably to the Word of God and 
the Book of Church Order. 

Elder Frank Smith delivered the charge to the Pastor and Elder Joe 
H. Warren to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the benediction pronounced by the newly 
installed Pastor, and the leaders of the congregation came forward and 
gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and af- 
fectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned with 
prayer by Elder W. P. Cook. 

T. HENRY PATTERSON, Moderator 
W. P. COOK, Clerk 

10. The following reports of the Commissions appointed by Orange 
Presbytery to organize the Black Memorial Presbyterian 
Church, Route 2, Cameron, N. C, and the Guilford College 
Presbyterian Church, Guilford College, N. C, to examine and 
ordain the newly elected elders and deacons of these churches, 
and the list of charter members of the Black Memorial Pres- 
byterian Church and the Guilford College Presbyterian Church 
were read, adopted and committed to the permanent record as follows: 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION ON ORGANIZATION OF BLACK MEMORIAL 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to organize Black's 
Memorial Presbyterian Church, Route 2, Cameron, N. C, met on April 
14, 1957, at 2:00 o'clock P.M. at Black Memorial Presbyterian Church. 
The following members of the Commission were present: Rev. M. J. Murray, 
Chairman, Rev. W. L. Foley, Rev. Don Carson, Rev. Dr. T. Henry Patter- 
son, and Elders Gabe Holmes, H. F. Oehler, and J. Glenn Edwards. All 
members of the Commission being present, the meeting was called to order 
by the Chairman and opened with prayer by Rev. Don Carson. Elder J. 
Glenn Edwards was elected Clerk of the Commission. 

On motion of Dr. T. Henry Patterson, seconded by Rev. W. L. Foley and 
unanimously adopted. Rev. T. E. Nelson of Mecklenburg Presbytery, for- 
merly Pastor of Olivia Presbyterian Church, and Elder Alton J. Harring- 
ton of the Olivia Presbyterian Church, were invited to sit with the Com- 
mission. 

On motion, the following order of service was approved and adopted: 



Prelude 
Doxology 

Invocation Elder H. F. Oehler 

Hymn Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing 

Scripture Reading Rev. W. L. Foley 

Prayer Elder J. Glenn Edwards 

Offering 

Sermon The Work of the Church 

Rev. W. L. Foley 



The Statement by the Chairman of the Commission 
The Reception of Members 

The Covenant Vow by Members of the New Church 
The Declaration by the Chairman of the Commission 



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The Charge to the Congregation Rev. Don Carson 

The Election of Elders and Deacons and 

Their Examination Elder Gabe Holmes 

The Installation of Officers Dr. T. Henry Patterson 

The Prayer of Installation Rev. T. E. Nelson 

The Presentation of Deed to Property Elder A. J. Harrington 

The Prayer of Dedication of Property Rev. M. J. Murray 

Hymn Blest Be The Tie That Binds 

Benediction Rev. T. E. Nelson 

Elder Gabe Holmes presented and read a resolution of commendation 
from the Session of the Olivia Presbyterian Church, and moved that said 
resolution be accepted and recorded in the minutes of the Commission, 
which motion was seconded by Rev. W. L. Foley and adopted. The resolu- 
tion was as follows: 

RESOLUTION OF COMMENDATION 

WHEREAS, in 1945 the Session of the Olivia Presbyterian Church under 
the leadership of the Pastor, Rev. T. E. Nelson, found there was a need 
for an outpost in the area where the Counties of Lee, Harnett and Moore 
meet, the Olivia Presbyterian Church, following Mr. Nelson's leadership, 
with the aid and support of Mr. R. L. Black, a member of the Olivia 
Presbyterian Church and a resident of this area, did establish an outpost 
known as Black's Chapel. During the two years Mr. Nelson served this 
outpost a building was built and the Sunday School enrollment increased 
to such numbers that an educational building became a necessity. A build- 
ing fund in the amount of $1,500.00 was raised by the members of the 
Black's Chapel Outpost with the promise of financial aid from the Church 
Extension Committee of Orange Presbytery. Construction started on the 
education building in December, 1956, and the Congregation was being 
prepared for organization into a Church. January 1st, 1957, Mr. Nelson 
was called to labor in the Mecklenburg Presbytery; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: The Session of Olivia Pres- 
byterian Church highly commends the Rev. T. E. Nelson for his sacrificial 
labors in the field served by the Black's Chapel Outpost of the Olivia Pres- 
byterian Church and we express our deep appreciation for his fine Chris- 
tian leadership as the Pastor of Olivia Presbyterian Church and the Black's 
Chapel Outpost; 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolution be sent 
to the Rev. T. E. Nelson, a copy be spread upon the minutes of the Session, 
and a copy be delivered to the Commission appointed by Orange Presby- 
tery to organize Black's Memorial Church, with the request that this reso- 
lution be made a part of the minutes and report of the Orange Presbytery 
Commission. 

It appearing that candidates for officers of the new Church had pre- 
viously been considered and selected by the applicants for membership in 
Black Memorial Presbyterian Church when established and organized. 
Rev. Don Carson moved that the officers be elected by the congregation and 
ordained and installed by the Commission on this date. The motion was 
seconded by Elder Gabe Holmes and duly adopted. 

After the inspiring sermon by Rev. W. L. Foley, the Chairman pre- 
sented to the congregation the members of the Commission and stated 
the purpose of the meeting was to organize Black Memorial Presbyterian 
Church as provided in the Book of Church Order. 



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The Chairman then recognized sixty-two applicants for membership, who 
presented their credentials in the form of letters of dismissal from the 
Olivia Presbyterian Church, as follows: 



On motion of Dr. T. Henry Patterson, seconded by Elder Gabe Holmes, 
the credentials of the above applicants were accepted and the applicants 
were severally admitted to the membership of Black Memorial Presby- 
terian Church as its charter members. 

The charge to the congregation concerning the obligations of members 
of the new Church was delivered by Rev. Don Carson. 

The Chairman declared the congregation a duly constituted Church and 
thereupon called the congregation to order for the purpose of electing the 
officials of the Church. In accordance with the Book of Church Order and 
the proper parliamentary procedure, the following were elected by the 
congregation: 

ELDERS: L. W. Cook, Clovis McDonald, R. B. Waddell, James W. Morris 
and John A. Waddell. 

DEACONS: Roland C. Graham, W. N. Freeman, J. R. Boggs and W. R. 
Waddell. 

TRUSTEES: Mrs. R. L. Black, Raymond Freeman and W. R. Waddell. 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson examined the Elders elected and propounded to 
them the constitutional questions. On motion of Dr. Patterson, seconded 
by Elder Gabe Holmes, the examination was sustained as satisfactory. 
The elders were then ordained and installed as provided in the Book of 
Church Order. 



Mrs. R. L. Black 
William (Billy) Black 
J. R. Boggs 
Mrs. J. R. Boggs 
L. W. Cook 
Mrs. L. W. Cook 
R. D. Doby 
Mrs. R. D. Doby 
Russel Doby 
Fletcher Everett 
Mrs. Mina H. Everett 
Fletcher Everett, Jr. 
Joan Everett 
Raymond Freeman 
Mrs. Raymond Freeman 
Emma Grace Freeman 
Landon Freeman 
Linda Fay Freeman 
Johnnie Freeman 
Vera Mae Freeman 
W. N. Freeman 
Mrs. W. N. Freeman 
Wayne Freeman 
Larry Freeman 
James Martin Gaddy 
Roland C. Graham 
Mrs. Roland C. Graham 
Barry Graham 
Ronald Owen Graham 
Mrs. Idella H. Johnson 
Kirby Johnson, Jr. 



Harold Johnson 

Mrs. Harold Johnson 

Jackie Johnson 

Clovis McDonald 

Mrs. Clovis McDonald 

Charles Ralph McDonald 

Linda Faye McDonald 

Mrs. John Malcomb McDonald 

Mrs. Neil Vann Morris 

Mrs. Lessie Morris 

Catherine Morris 

Joe Morris 

James Morris 

Mrs. James Morris 

Mack A. Morris 

Emma Jean Morris 

Linda F. Morris 

Mamie Phillips 

Mrs. E. F. Ryals 

Mrs. EfRe Rosser 

R. B. Waddell 

Mrs. R. B. Waddell 

Joyce Waddell 

Larry Waddell 

John A. Waddell 

Mrs. Louis Waddell 

W. R. Waddell 

Mrs. W. R. Waddell 

Thomas Junior Whitaker 

Doris Virginia Johnson 

Roland C. Graham, Jr. 



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Dr. T. Henry Patterson examined the Deacons elected and propounded to 
them the constitutional questions. On motion of Dr. Patterson, seconded 
by Rev. Don Carson, the examination was sustained as satisfactory. The 
Deacons were then installed as provided in the Book of Church Order. 

The installation of the Elders and Deacons was concluded by a prayer of 
installation led by Rev. T. E. Nelson. 

Elder Alton J. Harrington of the Olivia Presbyterian Church presented 
to the Trustees for Black Memorial Presbyterian Church the deed for 
the church site and property, which presentation was followed by a prayer 
of dedication by the Chairman. 

After the singing of the hymn "Blest Be The Tie That Binds," the bene- 
diction was pronounced by Rev. T. E. Nelson. 

The Commission reviewed its minutes and was adjourned with prayer. 

J. GLENN EDWARDS, Clerk 

REV. M. J. MURRAY, Chairman of Commission 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO ORGANIZE A PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AT 
GUILFORD COLLEGE, NORTH CAROLINA 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to organize a new 
church at Guilford College, N. C, met at the Starmount Presbyterian 
Church on Sunday afternoon. May 26, 1957 at 3:30 p.m. The Commission 
was called to order and opened with prayer by the Chairman, Rev. A. C. 
McSween. The following members of the Commission were present: Min- 
isters: A. C. McSween, M. S. Huske, T. Henry Patterson; Elders: L. H. 
Bennett, F. F. Hendley, M. S. Abrams. 

M. S. Abrams was elected to serve as Clerk of the Commission. After 
organization the Commission went into the auditorium for the service of 
Worship and Organization. 

The sermon for the occasion was preached by Rev. T. Henry Patterson, 
D.D., on the subject "God Is Love." Dr. W. T. Grimsley presented the 
Membership List of these desiring to become Charter Members. Motion 
was made and carried that the following be received: 39 by letter, 4 on 
profession of faith, and 4 on profession of faith and baptism. Two children 
were baptized. 

The following were received by letter from the following churches: 
Starmount Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C: Mr. and Mrs. John 
Louis Haithcox, Mr. and Mrs. W. Randall Hobbs, Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
G. Powell, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore Armfield, Mr. and Mrs. John C. 
Thompson. 

First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro: Mrs. D. E. Bither, Mr. and Mrs. 
J. J. Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Rosser L. Clark, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Lewis H. 
Wilson. 

The Methodist Church, Mocksville, N. C: Mrs. H. L. Blackwood. 

Muir's Chapel Methodist Church, Greensboro: Dr. and Mrs. Wm. Tull 
Grimsley, Mr. and Mrs. James I. Helms. 

Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Greensboro: Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. 
Vaughan, Sr. 

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greensboro: Mr. and Mrs. John 
Samuel Higgins, David Edward Moore, David Clark Higgins, John Jesse 
Higgins. 

Gethsemane Methodist Church, Greensboro: Mrs. David Edward Moore. 
Monticello Christian Church, Brown Summitt, N. C: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest 
N. Jenkins, Ernest N. Jenkins, Jr. 



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Abington Presbyterian Church, Abington, Penna.: Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
M. Lutz. 

Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church, Blowing Rock, N. C: William B. 
Keys. 

West Market Street Methodist Church, Greensboro: Mrs. W. B. Keys. 
Alamance Presbyterian Church, Greensboro: Mr. and Mrs. John Samuel 
Hanner. 

The following were received by profession of faith and baptism: Edsel 
M. Holland, Mrs. Eunice C. Holland, Donald E. Bither, Donald E. Bither, Jr. 

The following were received by profession of faith: Robert M. Lutz, Jr., 
Roberta Grimsley, John Joseph Stewart, Susan L. Stewart. 

The following children were baptized on May 26, 1957 by Rev. Allen C. 
McSween: Gordon Russell Holland, Donald Manning Holland. 

All of the members standing covenanted together to walk as A Church of 
Christ under the jurisdiction of Orange Presbytery, and the prayer of conse- 
cration and dedication was offered by F. F. Hendley. The Chairman then 
declared the Church to be duly organized according to the Constitution of 
the Presbyterian Church in the United States, in the Name of our Triune 
God. 

Rather than electing elders and deacons, a request was presented from 
the organized group asking that the election of officers be postponed for 
two weeks but that a Committee, to be known as the "Nominating Com- 
mittee," be named to place in nomination persons to be voted upon to serve 
as church officers at a congregational meeting to be held June 9, 1957. 
Also, they requested that this Committee name members to be chosen as 
a Nominating or Pulpit Committee to place in nomination the name of a 
minister to serve as pastor of the new church. 

Motion was made and carried and the congregation was ordered to meet 
on Sunday, June 9, 1957, at 3:30 p.m. in Grange Hall at Guilford College, 
North Carolina. 

Motion was made and carried that the work of completing the church 
organization, electing officers and examining, ordaining and installing them, 
be left in the hands of Dr. T. Henry Patterson and Rev. A. C. McSween 
and Ruling Elders serving on the Commission. Dr. Patterson was asked 
to hold several meetings of instructions on the Book of Church Order with 
the duly elected new officers. 

There being no further business, the congregation stood for the singing 
of the hymn, "All Hail The Power of Jesus Name," and Dr. Patterson 
pronounced the benediction. 

The Commission met at the close of the service, directed that its minutes 
be put in order by the secretary and the full minutes of the Commission 
be filed with the Stated Clerk of Orange Presbytery upon completion of 
the Church Organization. 

In keeping with the directive of the Commission under date of May 26, 
1957, the Commission to Organize a Presbyterian Church at Guilford Col- 
lege, met at the Grange Hall at Guilford College on June 9, 1957 at 3:30 
o'clock. Members present were A. C. McSween, Minister, and M. S. Abrams, 
Elder. Following a service of worship. Rev. A. C. McSween called the con- 
gregation to order and motion was made to receive a report of the Nomi- 
nating Committee. Report was made by Dr. Wm. T. Grimsley, Chairman. 
The congregation voted to set the number of elders at 4 and deacons at 4. 

Following the report and nominations from the floor, Wm. T. Grimsley, 
Donald E. Bither, Rosser L. Clark and Lewis Wilson were then properly 
nominated and elected by unanimous vote to serve as elders; J. I. Helms, 



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Robert M. Armfield, Charles G. Powell and John C. Thompson were nomi- 
nated and elected by unanimous vote to serve as deacons. 

In keeping with the directive of the Commission on the 26th, the above 
elected officers were carefully instructed and examined by Dr. T. Henry 
Patterson and arrangements made for their ordination and installation on 
June 30, 1957. 

The Commission met at the Starmount Presbyterian Church, Greensboro 
on Sunday afternoon, June 30, 1957 at 3:30 o'clock to complete the work 
of organizing the Presbyterian Church at Guilford College, N. C, and to 
ordain and install its officers. The following members of the Commission 
were present: A. C. McSween, Chairman, Dr. M, S. Huske, and Dr. T. 
Henry Patterson, ministers; elders: L. H. Bennett and M. S. Abrams. 

Following the worship service, the very timely and helpful message by 
Rev. A. C. McSween, the Commission proceeded with the work of ordina- 
tion and installation. Messrs. Wm. T. Grimsley, Donald A. Bither, Rosser 
L. Clark and Lewis Wilson were asked the required questions pertaining 
to being ordained as elders, and James I. Helms, Robert M. Armfield, 
Charles G. Powell, and John C. Thompson were asked the questions re- 
quired of those to be ordained as deacons. All eight men gave a sincere 
affirmative answer to the required questions and the congregation signi- 
fied its desire and willingness to accept these officers. 

The men then knelt and the hands of the Presbytery were laid upon 
them, with the prayer of ordination being offered by Dr. T. Henry Patter- 
son. The right hand of fellowship was then extended to them and the 
Chairman declared that the above four elders and four deacons were duly 
ordained and installed as officers of the Presbyterian Church at Guilford 
College, N. C, according to the rules laid down in the Book of Church 
Order and in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. 

After the ordination and installation service, a congregational meeting 
was called to order by Rev. A. C. McSween to determine the official name 
of the new Church, elect trustees, and request Presbytery to transfer 
title of property to them as legal title holders; to direct and empower the 
trustees to borrow sufficient money to complete payment on the Church 
building and to give deed of trust on the Church property to secure same; 
elect a Nominating Committee to find and place in nomination a minister 
to serve as the first pastor. 

A report of the Name Committee was given by Dr. Wm. T. Grimsley, 
Chairman, suggesting several names for the new Church. It was moved 
and duly seconded that the new Church be named The Patterson Memorial 
Presbyterian Church, the motion was carried unanimously. 

The following were unanimously elected to serve on the Nominating Com- 
mittee for Minister to serve as Pastor: Mr. Sam Hanner, Mr. Rosser L. 
Clark, Mrs. Lois Vaughn, Mrs. Robert Armfield, and Mr. E. H. Holland. 
The following Trustees were nominated and elected unanimously: Mr. 
James I. Helms, Mr. Charles Powel, and Mr. Lewis Wilson. 

Motion was made and carried that Presbytery be requested to transfer 
title of the property to these Trustees as title holders for the congregation. 
Motion was then made and carried unanimously to direct and empower 
these Trustees to borrow up to $35,000.00 to complete payment on the 
Church building. 

There being no further business, the congregation stood and was dis- 
missed with a benediction by Dr. T. Henry Patterson. 

The minutes were read and approved by the Commission and the Com- 
mission was dismissed with prayer by the Chairman. 

A. C. McSWEEN, Chairman 
M. S. ABRAMS, Secretary 



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The motion was made and carried that Orange Presby- 
tery concur with Dr. T. H. Patterson in his request that 
the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Guilford 
College, N. C, reconsider its name. 

STANDING COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

BILLS AND OVERTURES COMMITTEE— Rev. W. M. Baker, 
Chairman; Rev. J. T. Benjamin, Jr., and Elder John Deifell. 

COURTESY— Rev. R. L. Turner, Chairman; Rev. David R. Moore- 
field and Elder George A. Denny. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

INSTALLATIONS— Rev. C. W. Jennings, Chairman; Rev. T. B. 
Ruff; and Elder C. D. Taylor. 

RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS TO THE BOOK OF CHURCH 
ORDER — Rev. Marion Murray, Chairman; Rev. J. A. Mclntyre; and 
Elder M. E. Yount, Sr. 

PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY EVERY FAMILY CAMPAIGN COM- 
MITTEE— Rev. Allen McSween, Chairman; Mr. Charles E. Plum- 
mer, Co-chairman; Literature Chairman of the Woman of the 
Church of Presbytery. 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE, RE: DR. T. H. PATTERSON, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Dr. Chester Alexander for the Com- 
mittee : 

The Presbytery of Orange recognizing the valuable and enduring 
achievements of its first Executive Secretary, Dr. T. Henry Patter- 
son, who has asked to be relieved of the duties of the office after 
twelve years of sacrificial service; and desiring to express its grati- 
tude and appreciation for his outstanding work, appointed a com- 
mittee to submit to Presbytery suitable resolutions of thanks. 
Your committee submits the following citation: 

In 1944 the Executive Committee of Presbytery, seeing the great 
opportunities for Church Extension in this fast growing area, 
and realizing the need of someone to lead the churches of Pres- 
bytery in an advance in every field of church-related activity, re- 
quested Presbytery to create the office of Executive Secretary. 
This was done in April 1945 and a call extended to Rev. T. Henry 
Patterson of Huntington, West Virginia, who saw the challenge 
of the work and accepted the call, to become the first Executive 
Secretary of Presbytery. 

With thanksgiving to God, we recall the exceptional progress 
that has been made during these twelve years, due in large 
measure to the devoted labors and the unusual leadership of Dr. 
Patterson. 

Under an expanding program of Presbytery's work, he has as- 
sumed more and more duties and going beyond the call of duty, 
he expended himself in more exacting labors for the benefit of 
the total program 

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manifest in every section of the Presbytery, in new churches and 
manses, in the renovation and enlargement of educational fa- 
cilities, in much land possessed for church extension, in the plan- 
ning and building of Presbytery's Camp at New Hope. 
His interest in behalf of increased remuneration for Home Mis- 
sion ministers and his efforts on behalf of disabled ministers and 
their dependents has borne fruit beyond the bounds of Presbytery. 
His service to vacant churches of Presbytery as supply preacher 
and advisor in securing of ministers has been of inestimable 
value, as has also his work as an Evangelist. 
His ability to discover and use the leadership of the laymen of 
our churches has been one of the contributing factors in the pro- 
gress of Presbytery's program. 

As business executive, builder and trustee of Presbytery, he has 
conserved the funds of Presbytery and has by wise foresight 
preserved and put to most effective use its funds and properties. 
His willingness to serve at all times and in all things that con- 
cerned the welfare of Presbytery and the interests of its 
churches; his high conception of duty; his exalting of the 
church and its mission; his firm stand for what he believed to 
be right and wise in the courts of the Church has won for him 
the admiration and esteem of his fellow-presbyters and inspired 
others to more unselfish service. 

In light of these and many other accomplishments which have 
advanced the Kingdom in our Presbytery under His leadership 
and untiring efforts, your committee presents the following reso- 
lutions to complete its report: 

BE IT RESOLVED: that Orange Presbytery express its gratitude unto 
God for the progress made in our Presbytery by the consecrated labors 
and wise leadership of Dr. T. Henry Patterson during his service as Execu- 
tive Secretary; 

That we express our gratitude to God for the providential care that has 
given to Dr. Patterson renewed health and strength, after a prolonged ill- 
ness, enabling him to continue his service in Orange Presbytery as a min- 
ister of one of its churches; 

That we express the honor, esteem and affection in which we hold him as 
a fellow-presbyter by inscribing this citation and these resolutions in the 
minutes as a part of the permanent record of the Presbytery; 

That we present to Dr. Patterson, as a momento of our appreciation, a 
framed certificate to be signed by the Moderator and Clerk which reads as 
follows : 

The Presbytery of Orange presents this certificate of appreciation to T. 
Henry Patterson, D.D. for twelve years (1945-1957) of devoted, unselfish 
and fruitful service as the first Executive Secretary. The foundations he 
laid will enable those who follow to build more gloriously. 

Respectfully submitted: 

M. S. HUSKE, Chairman 
GABE HOLMES 
C. FRED CARLSON 
HENRY KOONTZ 
CHESTER ALEXANDER 

The resolution was adopted by a unanimous rising vote 
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presented to Dr. Patterson. In addition, resolutions from 
the following churches, Westminster and Hillsboro, were 
submitted. 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Dr. W. T. Thompson, Immediate Past 
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church in the U. S. and by Elder M. E. Yount, Sr., Gra- 
ham Church, in accordance with instructions in the Man- 
ual of the Presbytery of Orange, page 65, (2), after other 
Commissioners who had represented Orange Presbytery 
at the recent meeting of the General Assembly had ex- 
pressed their appreciation and had acknowledged their 
attendance. By action of the Presbytery the Commission- 
ers were commended for their diligence upon attending 
the meeting of the recent General Assembly and for the 
fine reports they made. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Elder C. S. Wilkins, who, not being a 
member of this meeting of Orange Presbytery, was grant- 
ed the privilege of the floor to make this report. The 
report with its recommendations was adopted. The first 
half of the report with its recommendations relative to 
Stewardship was presented prior to the recess for lunch. 
The latter part of the report with its recommendations 
relative to the study of duties assigned to the Executive 
Secretary and the Office of Orange Presbytery was pre- 
sented and adopted as the second order of business fol- 
lowing recess for lunch. 

I. STEWARDSHIP RECOMMENDATIONS: 

A. That Presbytery hear the Reverend Mr. Tubbs of Holton Presby- 
tery on the subject of the Every Church Canvass, 

B. That Presbytery authorize the Stewardship Committee to pro- 
ceed with the program of Stewardship emphasis, education, and 
promotion known as the Every Church Canvass; that the Ses- 
sions of the churches of the Presbytery be advised that this pro- 
gram has been authorized by the Presbytery, and that it includes 
presentation of the general principles of stewardship and of the 
benevolent causes of the church to a joint meeting of the Session 
and the Board of Deacons of each congregation by representatives 
of the Stewardship Committee of the Presbytery (including the 
Advisory Committee on Stewardship Promotion and Education). 

C. That the Presbytery of Orange affirm its rededication to the 
principles of Christian Stewardship, including the following: 

1. That God is the owner of all wealth. 

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steward of all the wealth entrusted to him for God's purposes. 

3. Tithing- by individuals and fifty-fifty allocation of receipts 
by churches (fifty per cent for benevolences and fifty per cent 
for current expenses) are worthy stewardship practices. Yet 
in light of God's bountiful provision for us, and the oppor- 
tunities of spreading the Gospel that He ever increases for 
devoted and faithful stewards, those practices should never 
be considered as final goals in stewardship. 

4. The Budget of the Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly 
represent only the minimum amounts necessary for the se- 
curity of the total program of the Church. The Presbytery 
reaffirms its belief that the persons being served by our 
church in this way (orphans, ministers, unchurched people, 
etc.) are not being fully served by the program now budgeted, 
and that the needs are such that the amount of money which 
can be effectively used for Christ through our church is at 
least twice the budgeted amounts. 

5. It is more important to stress the need of the individual 
Christian to give for his own spiritual good than the need of 
the church for the money that he may give. 

D. That Presbytery conduct a Presbytery Prebudget Canvass in- 
volving these features: 

1. Presentation of a prepared tentative budget at the Fall Meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

2. Conducting an Every Church Canvass before a final budget 
is adopted. 

3. Presbytery will not adopt "askings" of each Church, but the 
Stewardship Committee will prepare suggested askings to be 
used if requested. 

4. Adoption of a final budget at the Winter Meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

E. That Presbytery direct its Council to make a clear statement at 
the Fall Adjourned Meeting, September 12, 1957 relative to "Reg- 
ular Benevolent Gifts" and "Special Institutional Causes or Cam- 
paigns" and make definite recommendations regarding the cam- 
paigns. 

II. REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY TO 
PRESBYTERY CONCERNING STUDY OF DUTIES ASSIGNED 
TO THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY AND THE OFFICE OF 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY: 

At the Winter Meeting of Presbytery the Council was given the 
duty of studying the office of Executive Secretary with a view to: 

A. Suggesting ways that the requirements and responsibilities of 
the office can be curtailed, lightened, and shared by the Pres- 
bytery. 

B. The feasibility of dividing these demands and employing addi- 
tional personnel to care for them. 

After receiving information about the organization and duties of the 
office of Executive Secretary from a number of Presbyteries; after personal 
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and after receiving information from the Committees of Presbytery, your 
Council submits the following report: 

Your Council believes that because of the growth and development of 
the work in Orange Presbytery, there is a lack of clarity on the present 
Manual, and that Presbytery has a responsibility to make clear the duties 
of all paid staff members to protect the staff members and the ever- 
changing membership of Presbytery from misunderstandings. We remind 
our fellow-Presbyters of our Presbyterian principles of Church policy, 
which place the responsibility upon the Committees and Commissions of 
Presbytery to carry out the duties assigned them by Presbytery. 

An Executive Secretary could be placed in a most difficult position if 
there were a tendency for Committees and Commissions to neglect their 
full responsibility for executing the duties laid upon them by Presbytery. 
Therefore all persons serving as Chairmen of members of the executive 
Committees and Commissions of Presbytery are urged to study Presby- 
tery's Manual and faithfully perform their duties, making judicious use 
of the Executive Secretary and his office. 

The Executive Secretary is the servant of the Presbytery. He should 
be urged to study and present plans for approval or disapproval of the 
bodies he serves. He should be fully used to carry out the approved plans 
and policies of the Committees and Commissions he serves. It is the opinion 
of the Council that paid staff members should have complete freedom to 
debate, but should not vote in meetings of the Committees or Cmmissions 
they serve. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 
The Council advises the Presbytery that adoption of the recommenda- 
tions below will require an extensive revision of the Manual after several 
proposed studies are made. 

1. Additional Personnel. The Council recommends that adequate clerical 
assistance be given the Executive Secretary's office, and that the Council 
be instructed to accomplish this as soon as practicable, and to recommend 
any additional actions necessary to facilitate this. 

2. Lightened Load (Christian Education) Because of the growth of the 
Christian Education program in its Camp-Conference programs and its 
program of Leadership Training, we recommend that Presbytery appoint 
a committee of three ministers and two elders to be appointed by the 
Moderator in consultation with the Nominations Committee following ad- 
journment to make a detailed study of Presbytery's Christian Education 
program, with a view to establishing the best plan of organization for pro- 
ducing the most effective program, and that the study include the possibility 
of relieving the Executive Secretary of duties within this field, and to direct 
the Stated Clerk to insert this committee here: Rev. Joseph Flora, Chair- 
man; Rev. Marion S. Huske, Rev. W. H. Kryder, Mr. Frank Southerland, 
Mebane, N. C; Mr. W. G. Springs, 108 N. Franklin St., Reidsville, N. C; 
Mrs. Ralph M. Holt, 724 Tarleton Avenue, Burlington, N. C; Mrs. Edgar 
Allred, 1507 Fairmont St., Greensboro, N. C, Rev. W. M. Baker. 

3. Stated Clerk: Because of the closely related interest of the office of 
Stated Clerk with the office of Executive Secretary; because the work of 
the Stated Clerk (once organized and planned) is largely concerned with 
correspondence and routine clerical work; and in consideration of the addi- 
tional clerical help provided above, we recommend that the office of Stated 
Clerk be merged with the office of Executive Secretary, making the Execu- 
tive Secretary the Stated Clerk of Presbytery, within twelve months of 
his employment. 



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4. Guide. We recommend that the Council be appointed to draw up a 
guide relative to the office of Executive Secretary which would define the 
office, the duties, the authority, and the responsibility of the Executive 
Secretary, setting forth in detail the functions of the office for the mutual 
benefit of the Executive Secretary and the Presbytery as a whole. Further, 
that this guide be submitted for approval to the Presbytery. 

5. Advisory Committee. We recommend that the Chairman of the Church 
Extension Committee, the Chairman of the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work, the Chairman of the Council, the Chairman of the Christain 
Education Committee, and two laymen at large be elected to serve for 
one year as a Temporary Personnel Advisory Committee to assist and 
advise the Executive Secretary and all paid staff members in the carrying 
out of their work, and that this Committee prepare for submission to 
Presbytery a recommended plan of operation and definition of duties of 
a Permanent Personnel Advisory Committee. The personnel of this com- 
mittee is to be as follows: Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman, (Church Exten- 
sion Committee); Rev. John C. Whitley, (Commission on the Minister and 
His Work); Rev. Allen C. McSween, (Christian Education Committee); 
Mr. Chas. S. Wilkins, P. O. Box 1288, Greensboro, N. C, (Council); Mr. 
I. C. Crawford, 207 S. Tremont Drive, Greensbsoro, N. C. (Layman); Mr. 
W. R. Boothe, 447 W. Washington St., Greensboro, N. C, (Layman). 

HI. NOMINATION OF EXECUTIVE SECRETARY. 

1. We recommend the election of Dr. R. H. Stone as Executive Sec- 
retary for Orange Presbytery pursuant to the following call: 
The Presbytery of Orange being on sufficient grounds well sat- 
isfied of the ministerial qualifications of you. Rev. R. H. Stone, 
and having good hopes from our knowledge of your labors that 
your ministration in the Gospel will be profitable to the spiritual 
interests of Orange Presbytery, do earnestly call you to under- 
take the office of Executive Secretary of this Presbytery, promis- 
ing you in the discharge of your duty all proper support and en- 
couragement. We on our part promise and oblige ourselves to 
pay you the sum of $6000.00 a year regular salary, and a manse 
or in lieu of manse $1500 per year rent allowance, and will pay 
71/2% of the salary basis into the Minister's Annuity Fund dur- 
ing the time of your being and continuing in this relationship. 
Besides this, we promise to provide a term life insurance and 
hospital policy for you under the plan of the Board of Annuities 
and Relief. 

It is further undersstood that you will be provided travel and 
driving allowance of 7 cents per mile in pursuance of your duties 
as Executive Secretary. We also promise a month's vacation. 
The term of office of the Executive Secretary for which you are 
called is a three year term, renewable on recommendation of 
the Council and approval of Presbytery. 

In testimony whereof we have respectively subscribed our names 
this 11th day of July, 1957. 

Signed: CHARLES S. WILKINS 

Chairman of Council 
Signed: C. LINWOOD CHESHIRE, JR. 
Stated Clerk of Presbytery 

ATTEST: I, Paul Boone, having moderated the Presbytery meeting which 
extended a call to Rev. R. H. Stone for his ministerial services, do certify 
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down in the Book of Church Order, and that the persons who signed the 
foregoing call were authorized to do so by vote of the Presbytery. 

Signed: PAUL G. BOONE 

Moderator of the Meeting 

2. We further recommend that the retirement age for the Presbytery's 
Executive Secretary be set at the age sixty-five with the provision that he 
may be reelected on a year to year basis. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
By: Charles S. Wilkins, Chairman 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

The Chairman, Rev. Ralph Buchanan, stated that the 
Committee on Nominations had no report to offer at this 
meeting of the Presbytery. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

The Presbytery took action to recess for lunch until 2:00 
p.m. Prayer was offered by Dr. Joseph M. Garrison. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

Candidate William Clark Porter, III, preached a sermon 
as part of his trial for licensure, using the text Acts 
2:22-32. The subject was 'The Spirit and Power of the 
Lord." 

HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented for Dr. Chester Alexander, Chairman, by 
Rev. C. H. Reckard. The report was received as informa- 
tion and the following recommendations adopted : 

The Synod having affirmed its purpose to establish the Consoli- 
dated Presbyterian College, by several positive votes; and Orange 
Presbytery having declined to reaffirm any ownership in Peace 
College at Raleigh, your committee recommends: 

1. That all Churches of Presbytery that have not begun their 
Campaigns for the Christian Higher Education, do so at the 
earliest possible time. 

2. That those Churches that have not completed their Campaigns 
for the Christian Higher Education make a special effort to do 
so at the earliest possible time. 

3. That the Churches of Presbytery give their support to the Cam- 
paign to raise $300,000 for Christian Campus Life program, 
which was recently approved by the Synod; remembering the 
importance of this Campaign to the work at Chapel Hill within 
the bounds of our Presbytery. 

4. That the Churches of Presbytery give their support to the 
Queens College Centennial Fund as authorized by Synod, being 



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prepared to cooperate with the Presbytery's Committee which 
will be announced within the next few weeks. 

5. That in view of the confused state of mind and the hesitancy 
of our people to proceed with Synod's Plan for Schools and 
Colleges, we recommend: (A) that Presbytery set a Day of 
Prayer on the first Wednesday of October, asking- the pastors 
and Churches of Presbytery to pray for a spirit of unity and 
for a new spirit of concern in regard to our Higher Education 
Program; (B) that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the 
Clerk of Session, the Chairman of the Board of Deacons and 
the President of the Women of the Church and the President 
of the Men of the Church of each Church two weeks prior to 
the date of the Day of Prayer. 

SUB-COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. C. H. Reckard, Chairman, who 
introduced Candidate Lee W. Adkins, of Baltimore Pres- 
bytery, and Candidate William Clark Porter, III, of 
Orange Presbytery. By action of the Presbytery, Mr. 
Adkins was accepted as a Candidate on the basis of his 
Certificate of Transfer from the Presbytery of Baltimore. 
Both of the Candidates' sermons and written parts of 
trial were approved as satisfactory. The Presbytery 
waived the requirement of language for Mr. William 
Clark Porter, III. He had deleted these subjects from his 
course on the advice of his seminary faculty advisor. 
This part of the examination was approved as satisfac- 
tory. 

EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented for the Chairman, Dr. John Redhead, by 
Dr. R. J. McMullen. Dr. McMullen reported that the writ- 
ten examinations taken by Candidates Adkins and Porter 
were approved as satisfactory and that they were there- 
fore now ready to present themselves for their oral ex- 
aminations before Presbytery. Then Dr. McMullen con- 
ducted the examination in theology; Rev. J. M. Millard, 
in the sacraments; Rev. John Wilson, in church govern- 
ment; and Rev. Carl Stark, in English Bible. Their di- 
plomas were accepted in lieu of examinations on their 
academic studies and original languages of the Holy 
Scriptures. The Moderator examined the candidates on 
their religious experience which was sustained as satis- 
factory. These examinations were approved as satisfac- 
tory both severally and as a whole. By action of the Pres- 
bytery, these examinations are to be accepted for ordi- 
nation. Following the affirmative answers of Mr. Adkins 
and Mr. Porter to the questions required in paragraph 
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in prayer by the Moderator. Mr. Lee W. Adkins and Mr. 
William Clark Porter, III, were declared licensed to 
preach the Gospel, in accordance with paragraph 120 of 
the Book of Church Order. Mr. Adkins and Mr. Porter 
accepted the calls to the Sedgefield Church and the Eno, 
Fairfield, and Little River Churches, respectively. The 
signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligations is to be 
done following their ordination. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, REPORT OF 

Was presented for the Chairman, Rev. John C. Whitley, 
by Rev. Carl H. Stark, Jr. The report with the following 
recommendations was adopted : 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work submits the fol- 
lowing- report: 

I. The Commission has examined the following- calls to ministers: 

A. The calls from Eno, Little River, and Fairfield to W. Clark 
Porter III 

The terms of the calls are as follows: 
Eno: Salary, $1,400.00 per year 

Minister's Annuity payments of 7V2 per cent of salary 
Manse 

Vacation: One month each year 

Little River: Salary: $1,800.00 
Expense allowance, $90.00 

Minister's Annuity payments of IV2 per cent of salary 
^ Manse 

Vacation of one month annually 

Fairfield: Salary: $800.00 annually 

Minister's Annuity payments of 71/2 per cent of salary 
Manse 

Vacation of one month annually 

B. The call from Sedgefield to Lee Adkins 
The terms of the call are as follows: 

Salary, $4,500.00 annually 
Expense Allowance $300.00 annually 

Minister's Annuity payments of 7% per cent of salary 
Group insurance & hospitalization with Board of An- 
nuities 

One month annual vacation 

II. The Commission makes the following recommendation: 
That the above mentioned calls of churches be found in order 
and placed in the hands of the ministers respectfully called; 
that, pending their examination by Presbytery a commission 
be appointed to install them in their respective churches. 
(Both candidates are to be ordained.) 

Signed: S. P. MORRISON 
. R. D. HUGHES 

C. E. SCOTT 
CARL STARK 
JOHN PARKS, JR. 
JOSEPH M. GARRISON 
JOHN C. WHITLEY, Chairman 



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INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. C. W. Jennings, Chairman, rela- 
tive to the ordination and installation of Mr. Lee W. 
Adkins in the Sedgefield Presbyterian Church and Mr. 
William Clark Porter, III, in the Eno, Fairfield, Little 
River Presbyterian Churches and the installation of Dr. 
T. H. Patterson in the Madison Church. The report was 
adopted and the following were appointed as Commissions 
to ordain and install Mr. Lee W. Adkins and Mr. WilHam 
Clark Porter, III, in the Sedgefield Presbyterian Church 
and the Eno, Fairfield and Little River Presbyterian 
Churches, respectively, and to install Dr. T. H. Patterson 
in the Madison Church : 

Commission to ordain and install licentiate Lee W. Adkins at the 
Sedgefield Presbyterian Church, R.F.D. 3, Greensboro, N. C, July 
21, 1957, at 8:00 p.m. is as follows: Rev. Joseph W. Flora, Jr. to 
preside and propound the constitutional questions, Dr. T. H. Pat- 
terson to preach the sermon. Elder John Deifell to charge the con- 
gregation, Rev. H. Reid Montgomery to charge the pastor, and 
Capt. Fred K. Elder, invited member of Baltimore Presbytery, to 
offer prayer. Rev. Allen McSween is to serve as the alternate 
minister. 

Commission to ordain and install licentiate William Clark Porter, 
III, at the Eno Presbyterian Church, Cedar Grove, N. C, August 
11, 1957, at 11:00 a.m. is as follows: Dr. T. H. Patterson to preside 
and propound the constitutional questions, Rev. James T. Benjamin, 
Jr. to preach the sermon. Elder Logan Porter, Sr. to charge the 
congregation, Dr. T. H. Patterson to charge the pastor and offer 
the prayer, and Rev. David Moorefield and Elder Robert D. Hughes 
and Elder Cox Wilkinson to serve as alternate minister and elders, 
respectfully. 

Commission to install William Clark Porter, III, at the Fairfield 
Presbyterian Church, near Cedar Grove, N. C, August 11, 1957, at 
3:00 p.m. is as follows: Rev. James T. Benjamin, Jr. to preside and 
propound the constitutional questions, to charge the pastor and 
offer the prayer; Rev. David Moorefield to preach the sermon. Elder 
Cox Wilkinson to charge the congregation 

Commission to install William Clark Porter, III, at the Little River 
Presbyterian Church, near Hillsboro, N. C., August 11, 1957, at 
7:30 p.m. is as follows: Rev. David R. Moorefield to preside and 
propound the constitutional questions, to charge the pastor and 
to offer the prayer; Rev. James T. Benjamin, Jr., to preach the 
sermon; Elder Robert D. Hughes to charge the congregation; and 
Elder Cox Wilkinson to serve as alternate elder. 

Commission to install Dr. T. Henry Patterson at the Madison Pres- 
byterian Church, Madison, N. C, September 15, 1957, at 11:00 a.m. 
is as follows: Rev. Joseph W. Flora, Jr. to preside and propound 
the constitutional questions and to offer the prayer, Dr. Chester 
Alexander to preach the sermon. Elder Henry Koonts to charge 
the congregation. Rev. T. B. Ruff to charge the pastor, and Elders 
Fred Carlson, J. L. Roberts and C. P. Robertson to complete the 
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CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman. His 
report was received as information and the recommenda- 
tions adopted. 

I. That each church in Orange Presbytery observe the Season 
of Prayer for Church Extension, September 23rd to October 
20, and that each Pastor inform the membership of his church 
in regard to the opportunities and challenge of the new work 
within our own Presbytery, as well as across our Southland, 
and 

That each church make an effort to receive a Supplemental 
Offering which will enable the church to at least pay in full 
the total Askings of Orange Presbytery for Church Extension 
and do our share to assist the weaker Presbyteries, and 
That the Supplemental Offering be sent to the Central Treas- 
urer of the Presbytery, clearly marked, "SUPPLEMENTAL 
HOME MISSION OFFERING." 

II. That Presbytery request and instruct the Trustees of the 
Yanceyville Presbyterian Church, C. C. Cole, S. M. Bason, 
and T. E. Steed, to transfer Title to the property of the Oak- 
view Presbyterian Church to the Trustees of said church: 
namely, N. L. Oliver, and W. G. Smith, and their successors, 
to hold on behalf of the congregation of the Oakview Pres- 
byterian Church. 

III. At the request of the congregation of the Presbyterian Church 
of Guilford College, your Committee recommends that Orange 
Presbytery instruct and direct its Trustees, C. Fred Carlson, 
Chas. T. Boyd, Henry V. Koonts, Thos. M. Richmond, Chester 
Alexander and T. Henry Patterson, to transfer title to the 
property of the Church to the duly elected Trustees of that 
Church, Lewis Wilson, Jim Helms, and Charles Powell, to 
hold on behalf of the Church. 

IV. That Presbytery grant permission to the Trustees of the 
Presbyterian Church of Guilford College to borrow an amount 
not to exceed $35,000.00 to complete the first unit of their 
church building and to give a Deed of Trust on Church prop- 
erty to secure same, and 

That Presbytery instruct its Stated Clerk to become a co- 
signer of the Note on behalf of the Presbytery. 

V. That Presbytery request the Trust Department of the Se- 
curity National Bank, successor trustees of the D. P. Foust 
Trust Estate, to loan this money to the Presbyterian Church 
of Guilford College from the funds in said Trust at 5% in- 
terest; this to be repaid at the rate of $5,000.00 per year plus 
interest in semi-annual payments. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. CURRIE, Chairman 
Committee on Church Extension 
Orange Presbytery 



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GENERAL FUND AGENCIES, REPORT OF 

Was presented for Rev. Cecil Callis, Chairman, by Rev. 
Louie y. Andrews, Jr. The report was received as in- 
formation and the recommendations adopted. 

1. That the Presbytery urge pastors and sessions to observe Train- 
ing School Day on April 7, 1958 and that the pastors and 
other church leaders seek to direct to the school men and 
women of superior gifts of consecration as well as young 
people of college age in order to meet the church's need for 
more trained workers. 

2. That the Session of each local church accept its responsibility 
for support of the official program of the Church, including its 
regular benevolence causes. 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Robert L. Turner. 
The following report was read and adopted : 
The Presbytery of Orange, meeting in the Three Hundred Seventy- 
sixth Stated Meeting, has been blessed by being guests again after 
twelve years of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. We wish 
to congratulate this church upon the splendid progress made re- 
recently in the erection of the new manse and pray God's blessings 
and guidance upon the congregation as they seek a minister to 
serve the flock. 

We record our appreciation to the Women of the Church who have 
given so richly of their talents in preparing for us the feast for 
our noon meal. The church has further set an unparalled example 
in making provisions for all our needs, especially in the face of 
unusually warm weather. We wish to take note of the beauty of 
the sanctuary which has added to the effectiveness and to the 
spiritual uplift of the whole meeting. 

We, therefore, express our thanks to God for this congregation, 
and ask Presbytery to adopt these resolutions by a rising vote. 

HONORABLE RETIREMENT, RESOLUTION RE: REV. ROBERT B. ROCK 

After representatives of the churches served by Rev. 
Robert B. Rock had spoken of his faithful service in their 
midst for almost eight years. Presbytery ordered that a 
suitable resolution be prepared and placed in the perma- 
nent record. The Moderator appointed Dr. T. H. Patterson 
to prepare this resolution which was adopted as follows : 

IN APPRECIATION-THE REVEREND ROBERT B. ROCK 

Robert B. Rock was born in Woodford, Australia, the son of a Presby- 
terian Minister. He came to America as a member of the Evangelistic 
team of Dr. R. A. Torrey. He was led by the Holy Spirit to commit his 
life in full time service as a Christian Minister. He received his A. B. De- 
gree from Scotch College, and his B.D. Degree from. Auburn Theological 
Seminary. He served Pastorates in the U.S.A. Church, his last being at 



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Plainfield, New Jersey as Associate-Pastor of the Crescent Avenue Pres- 
byterian Church. 

He was called to the pastorate of the Broadway-Salem Churches in 1949 
and became the first minister to live in the new manse at Broadway. He 
has also served as Stated Supply of the Cumnock congregation. Mr. and 
Mrs. Rock have made their home the center of gracious living and hospi- 
tality; its doors have been open to all who would enter for Christian fel- 
lowship and guidance. The manse was truly a place of inspiration to the 
whole community. 

Mr. Rock is an able preacher of the Word of God, a faithful and beloved 
Pastor. He and Mrs. Rock have been leaders in every good thing of the 
community life. Under his leadership the Churches have grown in numbers 
and the members in grace. The Men and Women of the Church have been 
organized, and the Sunday Schools have been well organized. Sunday 
School rooms and fellowship hall have been added to the Salem Church, 
and Sunday School rooms to the Cumnock Church, giving much needed 
space for Educational and fellowship purposes. A new Educational Unit 
is now under construction at the Broadway church. 

We are grateful that God in His good Providence sent Mr. and Mrs. Rock 
our way and we shall follow them with our prayers as they go from us 
to continued service to God and the work of His Kingdom in Wilmington 
Presbytery, and wherever He shall lead. 

T. Henry Patterson 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

An invitation extended to Presbytery by the Bethel Pres- 
byterian Church, McLeansville, was accepted to hold the 
Fall Adjourned Meeting there on September 12, 1957, 
at 9:00 a.m. 

READING AND CORRECTING MINUTES DEFERRED 

The Presbytery ordered that the minutes of this meet- 
ing will be read immediately following the roll call. 

ADJOURNMENT 

After Presbytery voted to adjourn, Dr. T. H. Patterson 
led in prayer. 

Elder Paul G. Boone, Moderator 
Irving E. Birdseye, Permanent Clerk, Pro Tern 
Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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INDEX 



Page 

ADDRESSES 3, 4 

Ministers 3 

Permanent Committees 4 

Trustees 4 

AUDITORS' REPORTS 18, 27 

BLACK'S CHAPEL, SANFORD-ORGANIZED 27 

CANDIDATES ...8, 14, 40, 56 

Licensed — Lee W. Adkins, William C. Porter, III . 56 

Received — Lee W. Adkins, 40, 56 

Curtis Medlin, Walter O'Briant 14 

Transferred — Charles R. Oliver 8 

CLERKS, TEMPORARY— ELECTED 37 

COMMISSIONS APPOINTED 28, 29, 33, 58 

Installations —.29, 33, 58 

Rev. Lee W. Adkins 58 

Rev. Frank S. Johnston 33 

Rev. J. A. Mclntyre 29 

Dr. T. H. Patterson 58 

Rev. William C. Porter, III 58 

Rev. E. L. Willingham, III 29 

Ordination 58 

Candidate Lee W. Adkins 58 

Candidate William Clark Porter, III 58 

Organization _ 28 

Black's Chapel 28 

Guilford College Chapel 28 

COMMISSIONS, REPORTS OF 9, 10, 12, 32, 41, 42, 43, 46, 57 

Installations 9, 10, 41, 42 

Dr. Ben F. Brown _ 10 

Rev. Frank S. Johnston — 42 

Rev. J. A. Mclntyre 42 

Rev. T. B. Ruff 9, 10 

Rev. R. L. Turner 9 

Rev. E. L. Willingham, III _ 41 

Minister And His Work 12, 32, 57 

Organization 43, 46 

Black Memorial Church - — 43 

Guilford College Church 46 

COMMISSIONERS TO GEN. ASSM., REPORTS OF 40, 51 

COMMITTEES— APPOINTED, ELECTED 49 

Bills and Overtures — 49 

Courtesy . 49 

Installations 49 

Presbyterian Survey _ 49 

Records and Amendments to B. C. O. — 49 

COMMITTEES, REPORTS OF 6, 11, 13, 14, 17, 28, 29, 30, 33, 

34, 38, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60 

Audit - - 17 

Christian Education _ 13 

Church Extension 11, 34, 59 



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INDEX (Continued) 

Page 

Examinations 13, 33, 56 

General Agencies 60 

Higher Education — - — 14, 55, 56 

Sub-Committee on Candidates 56 

Installations 29, 33, 58 

Nominations 28, 55 

Orders -- 6, 38 

Sessional Records - 30 

Women's Work - 14 

COMMUNICATIONS 8, 40 

CONSOLIDATED COLLEGE 14 

COUNCIL, REPORT OF 17, 51 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 27, 34, 35, 49, 52, 54 

GUILFORD COLLEGE CHURCH ORGANIZED 28 

HISTORICAL SKETCH ST. ANDREWS 38 

LICENTIATES— DROPPED— Allan E. Strand, Jr. 8 

MINISTERS - 8, 32, 40, 60 

Dismissed - 8, 40 

Dr. Charles M. Ramsay to Dallas Presbjrtery 8 

Rev. Robert B. Rock - 40 

Received - 8, 32 

Rev. Frank S. Johnston from Mecklenburg Presbytery 32 

Rev. J. A. Mclntyre from Piedmont Presb3rtery _ 8 

Rev. E. L. Willingham, III, from Albemarle Presbytery 8 

Retired Rev. Robert B. Rock — Resolution Re: 40, 60 

MODERATOR - - 28, 37 

Nomination of _ 28 

Election of _ 37 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTIONS 40, 60 

Broadway, Cumnock, Salem and Rev. Robert B. Rock 60 

PASTORAL RELATIONS ESTABLISHED .12, 33, 34, 57 

Eno, Fairfield, Little River with Rev. W. C. Porter, III 57 

Griers, Plesant Grove with Rev. F. S. Johnston 33 

Madison with Dr. T. H. Patterson 33, 34 

Randolf with Rev. J. A. Mclntyre 12 

Sedgefield with Rev. L. W. Adkins 57 

Patterson, Dr. T. H. 33, 34, 49, 58 

PRESBYTERY 3, 5, 7, 8, 29, 31, 32, 36, 39, 40, 61, 

Called Meeting , 31 

Dockets 7, 32, 39 

Invitations for Meetings 29, 40, 61 

Meetings of .....5, 31, 36 

Ministerial Roll 3 

Roll 5, 31, 36 

Time and Place of Next Meeting .29, 61 

Visiting Brethren 8, 40 

RETIREMENT, MINISTER'S— Rev. Robert B. Rock 40, 60 

TUSTEES, REPORT OF— Camp New Hope 13, 41 



rustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North Carolina (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's work as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the beque f < r liu l- .j u st 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 
tery.) 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

"The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of 
people who would like to leave at least a part of their money 
or property where it will be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Master. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good se- 
curities ; the income from the investments to be given by the 
Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institution 
which in its judgment appears to be the most deaervin«r. 

**There are many advantages in leaving your btHiiu st in 
this way: 

''1. The Trustees are good business men and the security 
of the funds will be safepruarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most good at that time. 

"3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the l^res- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause thiit year ; 
in fact, where it was most needed each year." 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

RESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 

BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
McLeansville, N. C. 
September 12, 1957 

RECESSED MEETING OF THE 
FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 

PARK AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
September 26, 1957 

IREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SEVENTH STATED MEETING 

MEADOWSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
January 16, 1958 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 

BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
McLeansville, N. C. 
September 12, 1957 

RECESSED MEETING OF THE 
FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 

PARK AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
September 26, 1957 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SEVENTH STATED MEETING 

MEADOWSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
January 16, 1958 

Volume CLXXXIX 
No. 1 



DIRECTORY EDITION 



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ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



Adkins, Lee W 4210 Madison Rd., Greensboro 

Alexander, Chester, D.D 504 Fountain PL, Burlington 

Andrews, Louie V 1729 McKnight Mill Rd., Greensboro 

Baker, W. M. 1600 E. Lexington, High Point 

Barron, Vance, Th.M - Box 505, Chapel Hill 

Birdseye, Irving E 2319 Fairfield Ave., Greensboro 

Booth, Woodson P R.F.D. 1, Sanford 

Boyd, J. A. Box 287, Whitsett, N. C. 

Brammer, Edwin C, Jr 714 El well Ave., Greensboro 

Brown, Ben F. R.F.D. 10, Box 269, Greensboro 

Brown, Milton P., Jr 1211 Rufifin St., Durham 

Buchanan, Ralph L. — - R.F.D. 1, Mebane 

Bullock, P. Leslie, Th.D Flora Macdonald College, Red Springs 

Callis, Cecil C Box 207, Yanceyville 

Cappel, Samuel S Mebane 

Carson, R. Don, Th.M ... 212 Hawkins St., Sanford 

Cheshire, C. L., Jr., Th.M., S.C 421 Wildwood Lane, Burlington 

Currie, W. M _ 1205 Colonial, Greensboro 

Dickson, Albert P Plumtree, N. C. 

Flora, Joseph W., Jr.— 804 Bessemer, Greensboro 

Foley, W. L R.F.D. 3, Sanford ' ' 

Garrison, Joseph M., D.D 214 N. Ridgeway Dr., Greensboro ■ 

Gillespie, E. E., D.D 709 Simpson St., Greensboro 

Hix, Douglas W King College, Bristol, Tenn. 

Hodgkin, W. L. : Milton 

Huske, Marion S. 1611 Walker Ave., Greensboro 

Jennings, Charles Wesley 213 Virginia Ave., Spray 

Johnston, Frank S. R.F.D. 1, Leasburg 

Kesterson, Jefferson T 1128 Westover Ter., Greensboro 

King. Hardin A. _ R.F.D. 1, Burlington 

Kryder, Wm H., Th.M 214 W. Harden St., Graham 

McFayden, H. R. Oak Ridge 

McLaughlin, W. C, D.D 112 Yamamoto Dori, 4 Chome, Ikuti Ku, Kobe, 

Japan 

Mclntyre, J. A 1013 N. Hamilton St., High Point 

McMullen, Robert J., Sr., D.D 208 Vance St., Chapel Hill 

McNatt, J. P. H 621 Wesley PL, High Point 

McSween, Allen C 304 Waverly Way, Greensboro 

Millard, J. M R.F.D. 10, Greensboro 

Mills, Carl E. 1884 Mayfair, Greensboro 

Misenheimer, Kay M. 715 W. Fourth St., Siler City 

Montgomery, H. Reid 1116 Lexington Ave., Greensboro 

Moorefield, David R., Th.M M.G.C., Box 1075, Duke Station, Durham 

Morrow, Guy M. R.F.D. 4, Burlington 

Murray, Marion J _ 416 E. Main St., Sanford 

Parks, John G., Jr Box 575, Reidsville 

Patterson, T. Henry, D.D. Madison ■ 

Piephoff, Z. T., Sr 1200 S. Main, Graham 

Porter, W. C, III Cedar Grove 

Reckard, C. H Box 372, Hillsboro 

Redhead, John A., Jr., D.D 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro 

Reiff, Gerald N R.F.D. 1, Box 67A, Leaksville 

Rice, W. M. Wentworth 

Ruff, Thomas B. ._. 9509 Fernwood, Greensboro 

Schenck, L. B., Ph.D Davidson College, Davidson 

Scott, Jack Brown... Paris, Ky. (School address: 445 Riddle Rd., 

Cincinnati 20, Ohio) 
Seals, D. Hilton Sylva 

Skinner, J. Don 1938 Wilkins St., Burlington 

Smith, Harry E Box 505, Chapel Hill 

Smith, William O R.F.D. 2, Chapel Hill 

Stark. Carl H.. Jr., Th.M 1002 Grace Ave., Burlington 

Stone, R. H., D.D. Box 9005, Plaza Station, Greensboro 

Thomas, Samuel N. _ 506 Lindsay St., High Point 

Thompson, W. T., D.D..... 1221 Rennie Ave., Richmond 27, Va. 

TTirner, Robert Lee R.F.D. 5, Reidsvillp 

Wade, James H. 804 S. Park St., Asheboro 

Watts, Roy E., D.D 1310 Woodland Dr., High Point 

Westerfield. W. H. ._ 931 T o^-ust Lane, Panville, Va. 

Whitley. John C. 501 Moir St., Leaksville 

Willingham, E. L 2520 Church St., Greensboro 

Wilson. John N 113 Robins Rd., Apt. A., Sanford 

Womeldorf, John A Guilford College 



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ADDRESSES OF LAYMEN AND LAYWOMEN ON BOARDS OF TRUSTEES, COUNCIL AND 
PERMANENT COMMITTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Andrews, E. Frank — - 202 Elmwood Drive, Greensboro 

Andz-ews, W. H 618 Woodlawn Dr., Greensboro 

Armfield, Mrs. Britt 510 Country Club Dr., Greensboro 

Auman, J. M — — - - — -410 Carbonton, Sanford 

Balsley, R. E., M.D ......Box 817, Reidsville 

Barnwell, John 913 Washington, Burlington 

Barnwell, Joe -413 Circle Drive, Burlington 

Blue, Mrs. Waylon _ 2505 Dalrymple Rd., Sanford 

Boone, Paul G - 2602 Springwood Dr., Greensboro 

Bowdick, Miss Miriam First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro 

Boyd, C. T Jefferson Standard, Greensboro 

Bright, Mrs. C. L _. 1617 Woodland Avenue, Burlington 

Buchanan, Mrs. Ralph _ R.F.D. 1, Mebane 

Carlson, C. J -705 Sunset Drive, Greensboro 

Carlson, Fred 1006 Carolina St., Greensboro 

Carson, Miss Mary Faith Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill 

Clark, Harry M.— 301 Lakeside Avenue, Burlington 

Coble, George R — 406 Ward Street, Graham 

Cole, Clyde C _ Yancey ville 

Cooke, W. Owen 518 Woodland Drive, Greensboro 

Covington, G. Worth 1026 W. Market Street, Greensboro 

Crawford, Irvine C 207 S. Tremont, Greensboro 

Craft, Floyd H 1704 Battleground, Greensboro 

Cragan, Paul S McCracken Heights, Sanford 

Crumpler, June - - —Forest Lake, Mebane 

Dalton, Mr. and Mrs. P. H.. Jr 1048 Rockford Rd., High Point 

Deifell, John . - - — - 1010 N. Eugene St., Greensboro 

Forlaw, Henry L 2000 Madison Avenue, Greensboro 

Fox, James H 411 Worth Street, Asheboro 

Frazer, O. H -- 1905 Franklin St., High Point 

Garrison, Staley Box 266, Burlington 

Goley, Mrs. W. C — - 217 N. Main Street, Graham 

Grey, W. R., Jr 355 Holly Street, Asheboro 

Ham, R. H _ 1506 Madison Avenue, Greensboro 

Hastings, Paul D. Box 515, Reidsville 

Hendley, Floyd F 206 Waverly Way, Greensboro 

Holt, Ralph 724 Tarleton Avenue, Burlington 

Hughes, R. D. Cedar Grove 

Ingle, Paul 319 Mangum Street, High Point 

Jackson, J. A - 720 N. Chatham Avenue, Siler City 

Jones, Clarence D. Hillsboro 

Jones, C. P __ - R.F.D. 2, Mebane 

Jones, H. D 333 N. Main, Graham 

Jones, J. L -North State Chevrolet Co., Greensboro 

Jones, T. D Mebane 

Kellenberger, John 306 Parkway, Greensboro 

Kerchner, Mr. & Mrs. C. E - 500 Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro 

King, Mr. & Mrs. Victor - 219 Gulf Street, Sanford 

Kizer, R. E _— Edgewood Drive, Asheboro 

Knight, F. L., M.D -_ 115 Hillcrest Drive, Sanford 

Koonts, Henry ..317 Ardmore Circle, High Point 

Latta, J. E R.F.D. 1, Hillsboro 

Lipscomb, Miss Nancy- - Mebane Presbyterian Church, Mebane 

Love, J. Spencer - _ _ C/o Burlington Industries, Greensboro 



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MacLean, Herman D R.F.D. 1, Haw River 

McAllister, Mrs. J. Gray 19 Davie Circle, Chapel Hill 

McCall, Earnest 1026 Rockford Road, High Point 

McMurray, Mrs. Charles. 523 Bridges St., High Point 

Mason, George — Madison 

Moffet, Robert B 1504 W. Davis Street, Burlington 

Montgomery, Mrs. H. Reid 1611 Lexington Avenue, Greensboro 

Morrison, H. P 224 Edgedale, High Point 

Neely, James B Asheboro 

Parks, Mrs. T. E 2126 N. Church Street, Burlington 

Perry, Mr. & Mrs. Charles W 1207 N. Rotary Drive, High Point 

Phipps, W. Gilmer R.F.D. 1, McLeansville 

Plummer, Charles E 811 Carrick Avenue, High Point 

Preyer, W. Y., Jr 700 Dover Road, Greensboro 

Richmond, T. M. - _ 300 Forest Hill Drive, Greensboro 

Robbinette, W. F. _ 1217 Cedrow Avenue, High Point 

Scott, C. E 412 Fountain Place, Burlington 

Scott, Ralph C/o Melville Dairies, Burlington 

Shore, J. P. Asheboro St. Ext., Greensboro 

Singletary, William C — Southeastern Bldg., Greensboro 

Smith, C. O 335 Bland Ave., Burlington 

Smith, D. Waring - 700 Parkway, High Point 

Smith, Hase R.F.D. 10, Greensboro 

Southerland, Frank M. Mebane 

Springs, W. G 108 N. Franklin Street, Reidsville 

Stack, Coy 518 Maple, Leaksville 

Stratford, R. E. R.F.D. 1, Graham 

Strayhorn, R. E. _ R.F.D. 2, Chapel Hill 

Taylor, Mrs. John R -McLeansville 

Tickle, C. R.-.- R.F.D. 4, Mebane 

Tillson, R. D 222 Hillcrest, High Point 

Vincent, Mrs. Joseph S 2309 Fairfield Avenue, Greensboro 

Walker, D. J., Jr ..223 Long Avenue, Graham 

Watts, W. M _1610 Woodland, Burlington 

White, Jesse __- _.116 Kensington Road, Greensboro 

White, R. D __ 405 Circle Drive, Burlington 

White, Mr. & Mrs. Steve A... Mebane 

Whitley, Thomas Yanceyville 

Wilkins, Charles S _.. 403 N. Ridgeway Drive, Greensboro 

Williams, Miss Dorothy Glenwood Presbyterian Church, Greensboro 

Wilson, Mrs. Eugene .... Haw River 

Wilson, Mrs. John K 1008 Dover Road, Greensboro 

Wilson, Mrs. R. D 933 S. Church Street, Burlington 

Wolfe, B. H _.-1246 W. Webb, Burlington 

Wrenn, Mrs. Grover Siler City 

Wright, Auburn L Pittsboro 

Zimmerman, R. E ..Greensboro 



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DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

JANUARY 16, 1958 

*The year indicates that the person named will serve until the com- 
pletion of the Fall Adjourned Meeting of Presbytery. Newly elected 
members of Boards of Trustees, Permanent Committees and the Council 
of Presbytery begin to serve immediately after the Fall Adjourned 
Meeting of Presbytery at which they are elected. 

I. OFFICERS 

Moderator Irvine C. Crawford 

Stated Clerk C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 1960 

Permanent Clerk K. N. Misenheimer 1960 

Executive Secretary R. H. Stone 1960 

Treasurer R. H. Stone 1960 

II. TRUSTEES 

1. Presbytery: (term three years — 6 members) 
*1958— Fred Carlson, T. M. Richmond 

1959 — Chester Alexander, Henry V. Koonts 

1960— Charles T. Boyd, W. Owen Cooke 

2. Davidson College: (term four years — 4 members) 

1958— John A. Redhead, Jr. 

1959— Ralph M. Holt 

1960 — J. Spencer Love 

1961— T. H. Patterson 

3. Flora Macdonald College: (term three years — 12 members — 11 men — 

1 woman) 

1958 — James B. Neely, R. Don Carson, W. Y. Preyer, Jr., H. D. Jones 

1959— Fred Carlson, Mrs. Waylon Blue, Thomas Whitley, Paul S. 
Cragan 

1960— C. L. Cheshire, Jr., Paul D. Hastings, C. W. Perry, S. A. White 

4. Peace College: (term six years — 2 members) 

1959— Roy Watts 

1960— F. L. Knight 

5. Glade Valley: (term two years — 7 members) 

1958— Floyd H. Craft, Paul Ingle, Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton 

1959 — John A. Kellenberger, W. C. Singletary, Ralph Scott, George 
Mason 

6. Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund: (term one 

year — 1 member) 
1958— T. D. Jones 

7. Camp New Hope: (term three years — 18 members) 

1958— C. P. Jones, Harry Smith, W. G. Springs, Clyde C. Cole, Mrs. 
John K. Wilson, R. D. Tillson 

1959 — S. A. White, Staley Garrison, John Deifell, Robert Strayhorn, 
Mrs. C. L. Bright, Hardin A. King 

1960 — Clarence D. Jones, C. H. Reckard, Coy Stack, Henry Forlaw, 
Mrs. T. E. Parks, Mrs. Rufus Wilson 

III. PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

The Council: (term three years- — Chairman and 16 members.) 
Chairman: C. S. Wilkins, E.; (1959) 



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A. Chairmen of the following committees: Commission on Minister and 
His Work, Annuities and Relief, Church Extension, World Missions 
and Overseas Relief, General Fund Agencies, Homes, Women's Work, 
Christian Education and Higher Education. 

1958 — Paul G. Boone, E.; June Grumpier, D. 

1959— C. S. Wilkins, Chrm.; Mrs. John R. Taylor, Herman D. Mac- 
Lean, D.; P. Hunter Dalton, E. 

1960— D. J. Walker, Jr., E.; C. E. Plummer, D. 

B. President, Men of the Church, Gilmer Phipps; President, Women of 
the Church, Mrs. Britt Armfield. 

C. Ex-Officio: Moderator Irvine C. Crawford, Stated Clerk. 

IV. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Examinations: (term three years — 12 members) 

Chairman, Ben F. Brown (1960) 

A. Theology 

1958— H. R. McFayden 

1959— R. J. McMullen 

1960— Ben F. Brown 

B. Sacraments 

1958— W. H. Kryder 

1959— D. R. Moorefield 

1960— J. A. Boyd 

C. Church Government 

1958 — Vance Barron 

1959— John Wilson 

1960— J. T. Kesterson 

D. English Bible 

1958— Carl Stark, Jr. 

1959— F. S. Johnston 

1960— W. M. Baker 

2. Nominations: (term three years — 7 members) 

Chairman, Ralph Buchanan (1958) 

1958— M. S. Huske, Ralph B. Buchanan, D. J. Walker, Jr. 

1959— John C. Whitley, C. W. Perry 

1960— T. H. Patterson, Paul G. Boone 

3. Sessional Records: (term three years — 3 members, Presbytery as 

a whole) 

Chairman, R. D. White (1958) 

1958— R. D. White 

1959— H. M. Clark 

1960— J. P. H. McNatt 

4. Commission on the Minister and His Work: (term three years — 7 

members) 
Chairman, 

1958— John Parks, R. D. Hughes 

1959— Carl Stark, C. E. Scott 

1960 — R. Don Carson, Allen McSween, H. P. Morrison 

5. World Missions and Overseas Relief: (term three years — 9 members) 

Chairman, John Parks (1959) 

1958 — D. Waring Smith, C. I. Carlson, Jr., Robert Lee Turner 



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1959— John Parks, B. H. Wolfe, J. H. Fox 

1960— W. L. Hodgkin, W. F. Robinette, Mrs. C. W. Perry 

6. Annuities and Relief: (term three years — 6 members) 

Chairman, E. Frank Andrews (1960) 

1958 — W. H. Andrews, William E. Singletary 

1959 — W. L. Hodgkin, Mrs. Eugene Wilson 

1960 — E. Frank Andrews, J. M. Garrison 

7. Church Extension: (term three years — 16 members; Chrm. Evan- 

gelism Committee, ex-officio W. H. Kryder.) 
Chairman, W. M. Currie (1958) 

1958 — W. M. Watts, J. L. Jones, George Mason, K. M. Misen- 
heimer, W. M. Currie 

1959— W. L. Foley, R. E. Kiser, J. M. Auman, Floyd F. Hendley, 
Hase Smith, Mrs. Victor King, George Coble 

1960— Roy Watts, Ralph L. Buchanan, Robert Ham, J. P. Shore 

8. Higher Education: (term three years — 5 members) 

Chairman, Chester Alexander (1959) 

1958— C. H. Reckard 

1959 — Chester Alexander, Jesse White, E. 

1960 — Irving Birdseye, Victor King, E, 

9. Christian Education: (term three years — 22 members) 

Chairman, John C. Whitley (1960) 

1958 — Reid Montgomery, Wesley Jennings, Robert MofFet, E.; 
Auburn L. Wright, E.; C. R. Tickle, E.; Miss Nancy 
Lipscomb, Mrs. Reid Montgomery, Mrs. Grover Wrenn 

1959— J. W. Flora, Jr., Hase Smith, D.; F. M. Southerland, D.; 
Miss Miriam Bowdich, Miss Dorothy Williams, O. E. 
Mills; Marion Murray 

1960— John C. Whitley, Lee Willingham, Sam Thomas, C. O. 
Smith, E.; Joe Barnwell, D.; Mrs. Ralph L. Buchanan, 
Miss Mary Faith Carson 

10. Homes: (term three years — Chairman and 10 members) 

Chairman, Don Skinner (1959) 

1958 — K. M. Misenheimer, C. W. Jennings, Coy Stack, Mrs. 
C. E. Kerchner 

1959— Don Skinner, C. E. Mills, J. A. Jackson, Mrs. W. C. Goley 

1960 — 0. H. Frazer, John Barnwell, Vance Barron 

11. General Fund Agencies: (term three years — Chairman and 8 mem- 

bers.) 

Chairman, Cecil Callis (1959) 

1958— D. R. Moorefield, R. E. Stratford, Mrs. Joseph S. Vincent 

1959— Clyde Cole, Cecil Callis 

1960— J. A. Mclntyre, Worth Covington, J. E. Latta, Guy Morrow 

12. Worship: (term three years — 1 member) 

Chairman, E. C. Brammer (1958) 



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13. Women's Work: (term three years — Chairman and 4 members) 

Chairman, Z. T. Piephoff (1959) 

1958— Ernest McCall 

1959— Z. T. Piephoff, Mrs. J. Gray McAllister 

1960 — Mrs. Eugene Wilson, James H. Wade 

14. Evangelism: (term three years — 6 members) 

Chairman, W. H. Kryder (1959) 

1959— W. H. Kryder, R. E. Balsley, M.D. 

1960— Samuel S. Cappel 

1961— R. Don Carson 

A. President, Men of the Church, Gilmer Phipps; Chairman, 
Spiritual Growth, Women of the Church, Mrs. Charles Mc- 
Murray. 

CANDIDATES FOR THE GOSPEL MINISTRY 



1. 


Fred P. Albright 


13. 


Hardin W. King 


2. 


Thomas W. Barker 


14. 


Arnold Fred Leary 


3. 


Andrew T. Bristow 


15. 


Curtis Medlin 


4. 


Henry C. Brockman 


16. 


Guy Forrest Miller 


5. 


John Howard Coble 


17. 


Walter O'Briant 


6. 


James Pearce Carse 


18. 


Joe Kenneth Rogers 


7. 


M. M. Foust 


19. 


Donald Elliott Trent 


8. 


John Dillard Garrison 


20. 


James H. Tunstall, III 


9. 


Joseph M. Garrison, Jr. 


21. 


Samuel Oscar Walker 


10. 


Zeb North Holler, Jr. 


22. 


James Watkins 


11. 


Howard L. Ingle 


23. 


William James Wrenn, Jr. 


12. 


James Mack Johnson 







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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 

BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

McLEANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA 

Thursday, September 12, 1957 

The Fall Adjourned Meeting of the Presbytery of Orange 
was called to order at 9:00 A.M. by the Moderator, Elder Paul 
Boone, in the Bethel Presbyterian Church at McLeansville, 
North Carolina, on Thursday, September 12, 1957. After the 
singing of the hymn, ''Holy, Holy, Holy," the Moderator led 
the Presbytery in prayer. The devotional service was led by 
Dr. T. H. Patterson, who read John 13. 

A service of Communion was conducted by Rev. David C. 
Moss, host pastor, and Rev. E. C. Brammer, Jr. They were 
assisted by the following Elders from the Bethel Church : Otis 
W. Lowe, David W. Lowe, Ernest C. Smith, W. A. Paisley, 
H. M. Pearson, P. G. Boone, and G. H. Holt. 

ROLL: 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Lee W. Adkins Sedg-efield 

Chester Alexander M. S. Hogan Burlington, First 

Louie V. Andrews, Jr W. T. Summers Memorial 

W. M. Baker Herbert C. Simmons Crestwood 

Vance Barron Joel Carter Chapel Hill 

James T. Benjamin Dogwood Acres 

Irving E. Birdseye L. H. Bennett Guilford Park 

E. C. Brammer, Jr C. Hodgin Donnell Bessemer 

Ben F. Brown J. C. Andrew Alamance 

Milton P. Brown, Jr Morningside 

Ralph L. Buchanan Hawfields 

Cecil Callis W. F. Henderson Yanceyville 

Robert Lee Neal, Sr Bethesda 

Sam S. Cappel Mebane 

Don Carson Gabe Holmes Sanford, First 

C. L. Cheshire, Jr. (S.C.)_- Park Avenue 

W. M. Currie (Assoc. P.).. Greensboro, First 

Joseph Flora (M.E) Greensboro, First 

W. L. Foley A. A. Bowers Buffalo (Lee) 

Joseph M. Garrison I. C. Crawford Church of Covenant 

W. L. Hodgkin Red House 

Milton 

M. S. Huske Westminster 

C. W. Jennings Arnold Price Riverview 

F. S. Johnston Pleasant Grove 

Griers 

W. H. Kryder Buryl Hinshaw Graham 

Hardin A. King M. C. Lacy Shiloh 

Jeff T. Kesterson (A.P.).. Church of Covenant 

H. R. McFayden 



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Allen C. McSween Hobert H. Hood Starmount 

R. J. McMullen 

J. P. H. McNatt Brentwood 

J. M. Millard 

Carl E. Mills Roy Heath Meadowside 

K. M. Misenheimer R. W. Vann Siler City 

Mt. Vernon Springs 

H. Reid Montgomery Worth Watts Glenwood 

Guy M. Morrow H. J. Thiel Stony Creek 

Oakview 

David C. Moss Paul G. Boone Bethel 

M. J. Murray Jonesboro 

John Parks William G. Springs Reidsville, First 

T. Henry Patterson J. L. Roberts Madison 

Z. T. Piephoff W. R. Shoffner Bethany 

W. C. Porter, III J. E. Latta Little River 

Eno 

Fairfield 

John A. Redhead, Jr H. K. Herndon Greensboro, First 

J. R. Taylor 

E. C. McLean 

J. S. Deifell 

Thomas B. Ruff Roy P. Crowder Smyrna 

John F. Flynn Wentworth 

Hillview 

J. Don Skinner Northside 

W. O. Smith Efland 

New Hope 

R. H. Stone (Exec. Sec.)- 

S. N. Thomas (A.P.) High Point, First 

R. L. Turner Thomas M, Williams Greenwood 

Speedwell 

James H. Wade J. E. McNeely Asheboro, First 

Roy E. Watts C. W. Idol High Point, First 

W. H. Westerfield 

John Whitley Leaksville, First 

E. L. Willingham Otis B. Osborne Buffalo (G) 

John Wilson Edgewood 

George Lashley Bethlehem 

R. Avery Sumner Piedmont 

L. R. Gladdee Pocket 

H. C. McPherson Randolph 

W. D. McGilany St. Andrews 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Brentwood, Broadway, Crossroads, Cumnock, Dodwood Acres, East 
Burlington, Edgewood, Efland, El Bethel, Eno, Euphronia, Fairfield, 
Farmville, Goldston, Griers, Gulf, Hawfields, Haywood, Hillsboro, 
Hillview, Hopeview, Jonesboro, Leaksville, First, Mebane, Milton, 
Morningside, Mt. Vernon Springs, New Hope, Northside, Oakview, 
Park Avenue, Pleasant Grove, Pocket, Redhouse, Salem, Sedgefield, 
Speedwell, Springwood, Trinity, Westminster, White Hill. 

WORDS OF WELCOME 

Elder Otis W. Lowe of the Bethel Church extended a cordial 
welcome to the Presbytery. Attention was called to the historical 
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on the back of the Docket of Orange Presbytery. By action of 
the Presbytery it was made a part of the permanent record and 
is placed below: 

BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
A Brief History - 1 81 2-1957 

In the year 1812 a Presbyterian Church was organized and a building 
erected on a site now occupied by the Gibsonville Cemetery. The land 
was donated by James and Moses Gibson. The Church was then called 
Cedar Creek. Membership was small with three ruling Elders : John Smith, 
James Gibson, and Elisha Wharton. (It is interesting to note that since 
the organization of this church there has not been a time when Elisha 
Wharton's descendants were not officers of the church.) 

The first building was crude with no means of heating, yet people came 
many miles on horseback and considered it a privilege to sit shivering 
through a long sermon. In 1815 Verual Chance donated land and a log 
building was erected in front of where the present church stands. The 
name was then changed to "Bethel." Later a frame building stood where 
the Session House now stands. In 1865 the present sanctuary was erected. 
In 1906 the vestibule, chancel, and small rooms at the rear, were added. 

The years 1936-1939 included several improvements : the installation of 
central heating, electric lights, and the interior of the church refinished 
with celotex and painted. In 1946 a "hut" was built for the young people 
on the site where the manse now stands. This contained a large room 
for recreation and a kitchen. 

In 1952 the Education Building was added at a cost of $22,000. Through 
the generosity of members, friends, and the Church Extension Committee 
of Orange Presbytery, the building was debt free when completed. This 
new plant afforded class rooms, ladies parlor, fellowship hall, and a fully 
equipped kitchen. The ladies parlor is a memorial to Mrs. Callie Wharton 
Huffines given by her husband, R. M. Huffines and her daughter, Mrs. 
Raleigh Griffin of Selma, N. C. 

In 1953 a brick veneer manse was built at a cost of about $12,000.00. 
That same year an electric Hammond organ was given by Misses Catherine 
and Frances Rankin in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Turner 
Rankin. 

In 1956 the interior of the church was redecorated at a cost of more 
than $2,000.00. This same year new pulpit furniture was given as 
memorials by Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Wharton, Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Dick, 
and Mr. J. R. Painter (who also gave the piano) . The young people 
presented the church with a new pulpit Bible. 

One missionary has gone out from Bethel, Rev. Robert Leslie Wharton, 

D. D. He was ordained in 1898 and served many years as an Educational 
Missionary in Cuba. 

Eight other Ministers have been reared in Bethel: Rev. James Kerr, 
most of whose Ministry was spent in Virginia. A grandson of his, Rev. 

E. R. Leyburn, was pastor of First Church, Durham, for a number of 
years. Rev. Nathaniel Patterson was ordained in 1836 but died in 1837. 
Rev. William P. Wharton, a son of Elisha Wharton, was ordained in 1854. 
He served as pastor in Milton, N. C, for two years and was buried there. 

Rev. John Calvin Denny was licensed to preach in 1858 and was pastor 
of Speedwell Church in Rockingham County until 1866. 

Rev. Samuel M. Rankin was ordained in 1894. His first pastorate was 
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Macdonald College. He also founded Glade Valley School in Alleghany 
County. 

Rev. Cameron Story was ordained in 1902. He was the beloved Pastor 
of the Presbyterian Church in Marion, N. C, for 25 years. 

Rev. Kenneth L, Whittington was ordained in 1917. He served churches 
in Marshville, Forest City, N. C, and Alexander City, Alabama, before 
coming to the Bessemer Church, Greensboro, N. C, which he served faith- 
fully until his death in 1945. 

Since the organization of Bethel it has served as a lighthouse set upon 
a hill to point men to Christ and in the past ten years there has been a 
marked advance in the expansion of its ministry. On June 9, 1957, 
members and friends of Bethel celebrated the burning of the mortgage 
which made the church completely debt free. 

Rev. David C. Moss is the present pastor, having served Bethel Church 
since 1953. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDERS, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. David C. Moss. The printed docket 
was amended and adopted as follows : 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 

BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

McLeansville, N. C. 

Thursday, September 12, 1957, 9:00 A.M. 

9:00 Presbytery Called to Order Elder Paul Boone, Moderator 

Devotional Dr. T. H. Patterson 

Communion Service . Rev. David C. Moss and 

Rev, E. C. Brammer, Jr. 

Roll Call 

Words of Welcome Elder Otis W. Lowe 

Report of Committee on Orders Rev. David C. Moss 

Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications and Announcements 
10:00 Nominations Committee, Report of Rev. Ralph Buchanan, Chairman 
Glade Valley Board of Trustees, Report of 

Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton, Chairman 
10:30 Council of Orange Presbytery, Report of 

Elder C. S. Wilkins, Chairman 
11:30 Commission on the Minister and His Work, Report of 

Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman 
J 2:00 Annuities and Relief Committee, Report of 

Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, Chairman 

12:30 Recess for Lunch 
1:45 Reconvene 

Christian Education Committee, Report of 

Rev. Allen McSween, Chairman 

3:00 Church Extension Committee, Report of 

Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman 

Homes Committee, Report of Rev. Don Skinner, Chairman 

Nominations for next Moderator 



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Unfinished Business 
New Business 

Time and Place for Next Meeting 
Reading: and Correcting Minutes 
Adjournment 

VISITING BRETHREN 

By action of the Presbytery, the following ministers were 
invited to sit as visiting brethren: Rev. W. S. Patterson, 
Kings Mountain Presbytery ; Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Fayette- 
ville Presbytery; Rev. A. M. Mclnnis, Presbyterian Church, 
U. S. A. ; Dr. R. H. Stone, Mecklenburg Presbytery ; Rev. 
Milton P. Brown, Louisville Presbytery; Rev. Samuel N. 
Thomas, Wilmington Presbytery. The following elders were 
welcomed to the Presbytery for the first time as representa- 
tives of their churches: Arnold Price, Riverview; John 
Foster, Stony Creek; Buryl Hinshaw, Graham; J. D. 
Knight, Leaksville, First; Joel Carter, Chapel Hill; Carson 
Andrew, Alamance; Vernon W. Idol, High Point, First; 
Roy Heath, Meadowside; Bob Adams, Murphey School 
Chapel; Tom Williams, Greenwood. Also welcomed and 
recognized by the Moderator were Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton, 
Chairman of the Glade Valley School Board of Trustees 
and Miss Helen Cole, Synod's Area Worker for Orange 
Presbytery. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The communications were read, referred and disposed of in 
the following manner indicated: 

1. Relative to letters of commendation and certificates of transfer. 

a. From Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson, Stated Clerk of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery, for Rev. R. H. Stone to be received 
today pursuant to a call from Orange Presbytery as 
Executive Secretary. 

b. From Rev. Edwin N. Rock, Stated Clerk of Louisville 
Presbytery, for Rev. Milton P. Brown to be received today 
pursuant to a call from the Session of the Morningside 
Church as Stated Supply until the Spring Meeting of 
Presbytery, 1958. 

c. From Rev. L. A. Taylor, Stated Clerk of Wilmington 
Presbytery, for Rev. Samuel N. Thomas to be received 
today pursuant to a call from the Session of the High 
Point, First Church as Assistant Pastor and Minister 
of Education. 

d. From Rev. W. T. Manson, Jr., Stated Clerk of Abingdon 
Presbytery, for Rev. J. A. Boyd to be received at a 
Recessed Meeting to be held on September 26, 1957, 
10:00 A.M., Park Avenue Church, pursuant to a call 
from the Springwood Church and the Session of the 
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2. Excuses for not attending this meeting were received from 
and permission granted for: Rev. C. H. Reckard, Jr., Rev. 
David Moorefield, Rev. Carl Stark, Rev. J. A. Mclntyre, 
Rev. Leslie Bullock, Rev. W. T. Thompson, and Rev. J. A. Boyd. 

3. Elder L. H. Wilson, Clerk of Session, Guilford College Church, 
requesting official notice of the naming of the Church as 
"Faith Presbyterian Church." Request granted and name to 

; . be recorded with the Office of the General Assembly. 

4. Elder Herbert Simmons, Clerk of Session, Crestwood Church, 
informed the Presbytery of the action of the Crestwood Church 
in extending the call to Rev. W. M. Baker as Stated Supply 
for one year beginning September 1, 1957. 

5. The following reports of the Commission appointed by Orange 
Presbytery to ordain and install Rev. Clark Porter, III, as 
Pastor of Eno, Fairfield, and Little River Churches were 
adopted and committed to record as follows: 

MtNUTES OF COMMISSION TO ORDAIN AND INSTALL THE REVEREND 
WILLIAM CLARK PORTER,lll 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at the Eno Presbyterian Church on August 11, 1957 at 10:30 a.m. 
The Commission was opened with prayer by Rev. David R. Moorefield. 
Dr. T. H. Patterson presided. Members present were Dr. T. H. Patterson, 
Rev. James T. Benjamin, Rev. David R. Moorefield, ministers; and Mr. 
Logan Porter, Mr. Robert Hughes and Mr. Cox Wilkinson, elders. A 
quorum was present. Rev. D. R. Moorefield was elected clerk. 

Dr. T. H. Patterson presided at the morning worship service. Rev. 
James T. Benjamin preached the sermon from the text, Acts 4:13. Dr. 
Patterson recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the 
constitutional questions to the minister and to the congregation. These 
being answered in the affirmative. Rev. Clark Porter, III, was ordained 
with prayer and with the laying on of the hands of the Presbytery, and 
was installed as pastor of the Eno Presbyterian Church, according to 
the Book of Church Order. Dr. Patterson delivered the charge to the 
minister; Elder Porter, to the congregation; and the prayer was offered 
by Rev. David Moorefield. The service was concluded with the benediction, 
pronounced by the newly ordained and installed minister, and the con- 
gregation came forward to welcome their new minister and to assure him 
of their loyal and continued support. The Commission adjourned to meet 
at 2:45 p.m. at the Fairfield Presbyterian Church. 

T. Henry Patterson, Moderator 
David R. Moorefield, Clerk 

The Commission met again at the Fairfield Presbyterian Church at 
2:45 p.m. Dr. T. H. Patterson and Mr. Logan Porter were excused for 
the rest of the day. Elder Hughes opened the session with prayer. Rev. 
James T. Benjamin presided, and Rev. D. R. Moorefield was elected clerk. 
Rev. James T. Benjamin recited the proceedings of Presbytery and pro- 
pounded the Constitutional questions to the minister and congregation. 
Rev. David R. Moorefield preached the sermon, ''The Way of the Cross," 
from the text, Matthew 16:24. All questions being answered in the 
affirmative, Rev. Clark Porter, III, was installed as pastor of the Fairfield 
Presbyterian Church, agreeable to the Word of God and to the Book of 
Church Order. The Rev. Mr. Benjamin delivered the charge to the 
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The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced by the 
newly installed pastor, and the congregation came forward to give him 
their right hand in token of "their cordial reception and affectionate 
regard." 

The Commission then recessed to meet at the Little River Presbyterian 
Church at 7:45 p.m. 

James T. Benjamin, Moderator 
David R. Moorefield, Clerk 

The Commission met at the Little River Presbyterian Church at 7:45 
p.m. Rev. David Moorefield opened this session with prayer and presided 
at the worship service. Elder Cox Wilkinson was excused. Rev. James 
T. Benjamin preached the sermon from the text, Romans 1:16, 17. Rev. 
Mr. Moorefield recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the 
questions to the minister and to the congregation. These being answered 
in the affirmative. Rev. Clark Porter, III, was installed as Pastor of the 
Little River Presbyterian Church, agreeable to the Word of God and the 
Book of Church Order. Rev. Mr. Moorefield delivered the charge to the 
Pastor, and Elder Hughes, to the congregation. Rev. Mr. Benjamin 
concluded the whole with prayer. After the singing of a hymn, the bene- 
diction was pronounced by the newly installed pastor, and the congregation 
came forward to reassure him of their cordial reception and to promise 
him their loyal support. 

The Commission heard the reading of the minutes, approved them, and 
adjourned with prayer. 

The Commission respectfully thanks the Presbytery of Orange for the 
honor accorded them by allowing them to serve in this capacity and 
respectfully requests its dissolution pending the adoption of these minutes. 

James T. Benjamin, Moderator 
David R. Moorefield, Clerk 

6. The following report of the Commission appointed by Orange Presby- 
tery to ordain and install Lee William Adkins as pastor of the Sedgefield 
Church was adopted and committed to record as follows: 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO ORDAIN AND INSTALL THE REVEREND 
LEE WILLIAM ADKINS 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Greensboro, First Church, on July 21, 1957 at 8:00 p.m. and was 
opened with prayer by Elder John J. Deifell. Members of the Commission 
present were : Rev. Joseph Flora, Rev. H. Reid Montgomery, Dr. T. Henry 
Patterson, ministers; and Captain Fred K. Elder, of the First Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.), Annapolis, Maryland, Elder John J. Deifell, ruling 
elders. A quorum was present. Elder John J. Deifell was elected Clerk. 
Rev. Joseph Flora presided in the worship service. Rev. T. Henry Patterson 
preached the sermon. His text was Isaiah 6:1-11. Rev. Joseph Flora 
recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional 
questions to the minister and the congregation. These being answered 
in the affirmative. Rev. Lee William Adkins was ordained with prayer 
and the laying on of the hands of the Presbytery and installed as Pastor 
of Sedgefield Church, according to Paragraphs 136 to 140, Book of Church 
Order. Rev. H. Reid Montgomery delivered the charge to the minister and 
Elder John J. Deifell to the congregation. Elder Fred K. Elder offered 
the prayer. Elder Fred K. Elder is a member of the session of which 
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concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the newly ordained and 
installed minister, and the leaders of the congregation came forward and 
gave him their right hand in token of their cordial reception and affection- 
ate regard. The minutes were read and approved and the Commission 
adjourned with prayer by Rev. H. Reid Montgomery. 

Joseph W. Flora, Moderator 
• John J. Deifell, Clerk 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Rev. Ralph Buchanan, Chairman, stated that his committee 
on Nominations had no report for this meeting of Presby- 
tery. 

GLADE VALLEY BOARD OF TRUSTEES, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton, Chairman. The 
report was received as information. The motion was carried 
that appreciation be expressed to the Board of Trustees of 
Glade Valley for the statement given by Mrs. Dalton con- 
cerning the school. A recommendation was adopted that 
reports relative to Glade Valley be presented annually in 
writing to the Stated Clerk and further that a place on the 
Docket at the Fall Adjourned Meeting of Presbytery be 
requested to make this report. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Elder C. S. Wilkins, Chairman. The re- 
port was received as information and the recommendations 
adopted as follows: 

1. That Presbytery pass the following- resolution : ''The Trustees 
of the Presbytery are instructed to sell the residence at 407 
Hillcrest Drive, Greensboro, and to deposit or invest safely 
the money received so that the amount of money realized from 
the sale (possibly plus interest) will be available for purchase 
or building of a residence for the Executive Secretary on or 
before the middle of June, 1958." 

2. That the Moderator appoint a committee, with the Stated Clerk 
as chairman and, as members, the Chairman of the Church 
Extension Committee, the Chairman of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, and the Chairman of the Council, to 
prepare and present a suitable welcome and installation into 
office of Dr. R. H. Stone as Executive Secretary at a later 
meeting of Presbytery. 

3. Chairman Wilkins presented Rev. John G. Parks, Chairman of 
the Stewardship Committee, who presented the proposed budget 
for the Church year 1958 and recommended that it be adopted 
as a tentative budget. The motion was carried to adopt the 
budget, as follows: 



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BUDGET— CHURCH YEAR 1958 
CAUSES OF ASSEMBLY, SYNOD, AND PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 
ASSEMBLY— $221,094.24 ; SYNOD— $136,948.76 ; 
PRESBYTERY— $157,600.00 
TOTAL ASSESSMENT— $514,643.00 

PERCENT- 
ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES: AMOUNT AGE 

Board of World Missions $112,360.36 (21.8327%) 

Board of Church Extension 48,751.37 ( 9.4728 ) 

Board of Christian Education 18,240.27 ( 3.5443 ) 

Board of Annuities & Relief 13,243.43 ( 2.5733 ) 

General Fund 27,791.51 ( 5.4002 ) 

Inter-Church Agencies 707.30 ( .1374 ) 

Total to Assembly $221,094.24 (42.9607%) 

SYNOD'S CAUSES: 

Church Extension $ 10,506.35 ( 2.0416%) 

Homes 35,703.94 ( 6.9376 ) 

Presbyterian $ 5,950.83 ( 1.1563%) 

Regular $ 4,463.10 (.08672) 

Special 1,487.73 (.02891) 
Barium Springs $29,753.11 ( 5.7813 ) 

Regular $14,876.56 (2.8907) 

Special 14,876.56 (2.8906) 

Christian Education $ 6,434.27 ( 1.2502 ) 

Higher Education 72,197.66 (14.0286 ) 

Educational Insts $65,457.05 (12.7189 ) 

Campus Christian Life-___.. 6,740.61 ( 1.3098 ) 

Inter Church Relations 520.57 ( .1012 ) 

N. C. Council of Churches 369.60 ( .07181%) 

Allied Church League 150.96 ( .02967%) 

Synod's Office 4,091.36 ( .7950 ) 

Presbyterian News 2,231.52 ( .4336 ) 

Revolving Salary Fund 4,263.09 ( .8283 ) 

Total to Synod $135,948.76 (26.4161%) 

PRESBYTERY'S CAUSES: 

Church Extension $115,100.00 (22.3651%) 

Office of Orange Presbytery 19,000.00 ( 3.6919 ) 

Christian Education 6,875.00 ( 1.3359 ) 

Camp New Hope 10,625.00 ( 2.0645 ) 

Glade Valley School 6,000.00 ( 1.1658 ) 

Total to Presbytery $157,600.00 (30.6232%) 

TOTAL BUDGET $514,643.00 100.00% 



COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman. The 
report, with the recommendations was amended and adopted 
as follows: 

L The Commission has received and examined the following com- 
munications and calls : 

1. The Session of the First Presbyterian Church of High Point 
has called the Reverend Samuel N. Thomas, of Acme, N. C. 



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(Wilmington Presbytery), to be Minister of Education and 
Assistant Pastor in the First Presbyterian Church of High 
Point. 

The call includes the following: Annual salary — $4,800.00 

Provision of a home 
Car expense — $300.00 
TV2% in Minister's Annuity 
The Group Insurance Plan 

with Board of Annuities 
One month's annual vacation 

2. The Session of the Crestwood Presbyterian Church has called 
The Reverend W. M. Baker as Stated Supply for the Crest- 
wood Church for one year, beginning September 1, 1957. 
The call includes the following: Salary — $4,000.00 

Manse, 7V2 of Annuity, and 
the Group Insurance 

3. The congregation of the Springwood Presbyterian Church 
has called the Reverend J. A. Boyd, of Abingdon Presbytery, 
to be pastor of the Springwood Church. 

The call includes the following: Annual salary — $4,000.00 

Annual two weeks vacation 
Manse, IV2 into Annuity 

Note: The session of the Trinity Presbyterian Church is in 
process of calling Mr. Boyd as Stated Supply, and that will 
increase the salary, bringing it to the total of $4,500.00. 

4. The Reverend Douglas Harper, pastor of the Pittsboro Pres- 
byterian Church, with the regretful concurrence of the con- 
gregation of that church, requested that the pastoral relation 
between Mr. Harper and the Pittsboro Church be dissolved 
as of September 2, 1957 and that he be granted a certificate 
of transfer to the Presbytery of Brazos to accept the pastorate 
of the Huntsville, First Church. That request was granted 
by the commission. 

5. The session of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church has re- 
quested the approval of an increase of $25 per month they 
would like to make to their pastor's salary. The Reverend 
David Moorefield is Stated Supply at the church. 

6. That Presbytery receive Rev. R. H. Stone, D.D., by transfer 
from Mecklenburg Presbytery, pursuant to a call from Orange 
Presbytery as set forth and approved in the minutes of 
July 11, 1957; Rev. Milton P. Brown by transfer from Louis- 
ville Presbytery and approve the call of the Session of 
Morningside Church for his services as Stated Supply until 
the Spring meeting of Presbytery, 1958; and Rev. Samuel N. 
Thomas by transfer from Wilmington Presbytery, pursuant 
to a call from the session of the High Point, First Church; 
upon the approval of their examinations by the Presbytery. 

7. That the above mentioned calls be approved; that pending 
the examination of the ministers (Thomas and Boyd), the 
calls be placed in their hands; that pending their acceptance 
of the calls, they be asked to sign the Presbytery's book of 
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the obligations, a commission be appointed to install Rev. 
J. A. Boyd at Springwood. 

8. That the minimum salary for ministers in Orange Presbytery 
be raised to $4,200.00; that no Stated Supply relationship 
ordinarily be permitted with salary less than $2,400.00, in- 
cluding travel allowance; that these changes be effective as 
of January 1, 1958; and, that all churches be urged to carry 
the Group Insurance and Hospitalization benefits, through 
the Board of Annuities and Relief, on their ministers and 
their families. 

9. That permission be granted to Rev. R. H. Stone to labor 
outside the bounds of Presbytery until October 1, 1957. 

10. That the Church Extension Committee be authorized to assist 
any church in achieving the minimum salary basis of $4,200. 

EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Dr. R. J. McMullen, acting in the absence of Dr. John A. 
Redhead, Jr., Chairman, proceeded with the examination 
of Rev. R. H. Stone, Rev. Samuel N. Thomas, Rev. Milton 
P. Brown. They were examined in Experimental Religion 
by the Moderator, in Theology by Dr. McMullen, on the 
Sacraments by Rev. W. H. Kryder, and on Church Govern- 
ment by Rev. Vance Barron. The examination was sus- 
tained in its several parts and as a whole. Rev. R. H. Stone, 
Rev. Samuel N. Thomas, and Rev. Milton P. Brown accepted 
calls of Orange Presbytery, the Session of First Church, 
High Point, and the Session of Morningside Church, re- 
spectively, and they signed the book of Ministerial Obliga- 
tions. . 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, and 
was received as information. The motion was carried that 
the chairman look into the question of ministers' life and 
hospital insurance carried by our Church. 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, APPOINTMENT OF 

Was made by the Moderator due to the fact that two mem- 
bers of this committee previously appointed were not pres- 
ent, and consisted of the following: Rev. Robert Lee Tur- 
ner, Chairman; Rev. C. E. Mills; and Elder C. H. Donnell, 
of the Bessemer Church. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery took action to recess for lunch until 1 :45 p.m. 
Rev. J. W. Foster of Concord Presbytery, and former pastor 
of Bethel Church, led Presbytery in prayer. 



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RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

At 1 :45 p.m. Presbytery was reconvened. Prayer was of- 
fered by Rev. Louie V. Andrews, Jr., which was followed 
by the singing of a hymn, ''The Church's One Foundation." 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Robert Lee Turner, Chairman. The 
following report was read and adopted : 

Presbytery, at its adjourned meeting of its 376th Stated Meeting, 
would like to express its deep appreciation to the officers, pastor, 
and membership of the Bethel Presbyterian Church for their good 
Southern hospitality in such beautiful surroundings. The organist 
and elders of the Church, with the officiating ministers, made the 
worship service a memorable occasion. The facilities and prep- 
arations for our use and enjoyment were bountiful. Our hungry 
Presbyterian appetites appreciated the efficient way we able to 
get at the ham, chicken, and home-made pies and cakes so quickly. 
We thank you good ladies for your cooking talents and kind 
attention to our needs throughout the meal. The amiable atmos- 
phere of the entire meeting of Presbytery will long be remembered. 
The pastor is requested to express Presbytery's appreciation to 
the entire congregation. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Allen McSween, Chairman. The 
report was received as information and the recommenda- 
tions amended and adopted as follows : 

1. That Camp leaders be commended for their fine work: Summer 
Camp Director, Rev. James F. Hubbard; Permanent Staff 
members: Louise Hudson, Becky Browning, Olema Grant, Pat 
Powell, Walter O'Briant, Bob Gamble, Tom Kernan, Stryon 
Harris; Camp Directors: Douglas Harper, Edwin Brammer, 
Marion Murray, Cecil Callis, Wesley Jennings, Allen McSween, 
John Whitley, Carl Stark; and the Volunteer Staff. 

2. That Presbytery hear Mr. John Deifell regarding the Presby- 
terian Men's Convention in Miami, Florida. 

3. That the Manual of Orange Presbytery be amended to allow 
the election of members to the Christian Education Committee 
at the Fall Meeting of Presbytery. A substitute motion was 
carried that Chairman McSween and the Stated Clerk serve 
as a committee to study the above suggestions of the Christian 
Education Committee and formulate a suitable recommendation 
for adoption to be presented at the recessed meeting of Pres- 
bytery, September 26, 1957. 

AMENDMENT TO BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER 

The motion was carried unanimously (approved, 75 — dis- 
approved, 0) in favor of the following proposed amend- 
ment to the Book of Church Order concerning Paragraph 
107: 



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The General Assembly, meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, 
April 25-29, 1957, approved the following amendment to Par. 107, 
Book of Church Order and directed that it be sent to the Pres- 
byteries for advice and consent: 

It is recommended that every candidate for the ministry should 
put himself under the care of Presbytery, which should ordinarily 
be the Presbytery that has jurisdiction of the church of which 
he is a member. Every applicant seeking to be taken under the 
care of a Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry or mission 
service shall have been a member of one pay^ticular congregation 
of the Presbyterian Church in the United States for the six 
months preceding the filing of his application. He shall file his 
application at least two months . . . (rest of the paragraph un- 
changed) . 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations 
adopted, as follows: 

I. That Presbytery authorize and approve its Committee on 
Church Extension to purchase a tract of land, of approximately 
4 acres, located in South Glenwood Area of Greensboro, on Valley 
Park Drive and Ontario Street, from Mr. Paul D. Hubert, to be 
the future location of a Church to be organized in this area as an 
outgrowth of the Sunday School now meeting in the Murphy 
School building and sponsored by the Glenwood Presbyterian 
Church, and that Orange Presbytery approve its Trustees taking 
and holding Title to this tract of land on behalf of Orange Pres- 
bytery. 

II. That Orange Presbytery authorize and approve the issuance 
and sale of $100,000.00 in 5% interest bearing Coupon Bonds for 
the purpose of purchasing land, financing and building new 
Churches. 

CONDITIONS: 

1. That Presbytery approve and appoint the following Com- 
mittee to work out legal details and plan for sale of this Bond 
issue, under the supervision and cooperation of the Church Exten- 
sion Committee and present the full report to the January meeting 
of Orange Presbytery: 

Committee: L. H. Bennett, Hase Smith, W. M. Baker, Owen 
D. Cook, Chas S. Wilkins, R. H. Stone. 

2. That Presbytery direct its Committee on Church Extension 
to deposit with the bank (the bank to be chosen by small com- 
mittee), if and when Bonds are actually sold, a specified amount 
of money each 90 days for the purpose of paying interest and 
retiring the Bonds on schedule to be set up by the special com- 
mittee named above. 

3. That, in the operation of this building plan, the church or 
churches built with money secured from the Bond sale, shall 
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Extension over a period of years a part, or the total sum, of cost 
of building at the discretion of the Committee. 

4. That this first issuance of Bonds mainly be sold in the 
Greensboro-High Point area for the erection of the first Unit of 
the Sedgefield Presbyterian Church; the purchase of land and 
the erection of the first Unit of the Church on Valley Park Drive 
in South Glenwood; and that the Committee on Church Extension 
give careful study to the need for developing new work in other 
heavily populated areas of the Presbytery and the sale of Bonds 
in these sections for the purpose of securing building sites, and 
the erection of the first Unit of new Church Plants. 

III. That Presbytery approve and direct its Trustees, Chas. 
T. Boyd, Fred Carlson, T. M. Richmond, Chester Alexander, 
Henry V. Koonts and T. Henry Patterson, to transfer title to 
the Randolph Presbyterian Church property to the Trustees of 
the said Church, L. R. Blakely, Roger M. McClay, and Austin 
Miller to hold on behalf of the Church; and approve the Randolph 
Church borrowing money to build their new manse in an amount 
not to exceed $15,000.00, money to be borrowed from a local 
Building Loan Association, giving Deed of Trust on Church prop- 
erty to secure same. 

HOMES COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Don Skinner, Chairman. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations 
adopted, as follows: 

1. Presbyterian Orphans' Home 

That the members of the churches be urged to make generous 
offerings to Barium Springs Orphanage during the Thanksgiv- 
ing season. 

2. The Presbyterian Home, High Point, N. C. 

That the members of the churches be urged to make generous 
offerings to the Presbyterian Home on Mother's Day. 

3. William Black Home 

That persons desiring to promote the interest of the William 
Black Home by "WILL," should use this form of bequest: 
I hereby devise and bequeath to the William Black Home, 
located at Montreat, North Carolina, and its successors 

to be 

applied to the uses and purposes of said Home and under 
the direction of the Board of Trustees of said Home. 

MODERATORIAL NOMINEE 

Elder Irvine Crawford, of the Church of the Covenant, was 
designated unanimously the nominee for Moderator of 
Orange Presbytery for the Three Hundred and Seventy- 
Seventh Meeting. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

Relative to the directive of Orange Presbytery that Presby- 
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Fall Adjourned Meeting, September 12, 1957, concerning 
Regular Benevolent Gifts and Special Institutional Causes 
or Campaigns, and make definite recommendations regard- 
ing the campaigns, the Stated Clerk asked the indulgence 
of Presbytery in requesting that this report be made later 
at the 377th Stated Meeting, January 16, 1958. The motion 
was carried that this be the case. 

ADJOURNMENT 

Orange Presbytery took action to adjourn to meet at the 
Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C, on 
Thursday, September 26, 10:00 a.m., at the close of which 
meeting the minutes are to be read and approved. Prayer 
was offered after the Presbytery voted to adjourn. 

Elder Paul Boone, Moderator 
K. M. Misenheimer, Permanent Clerk 
Attest : C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
RECESSED MEETING 

PARK AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, North Carolina 
Thursday, September 26, 1957, 10:00 A.M. 
RECONVENE 

In keeping with the motion made on September 12, 1957, 
Orange Presbytery was reconvened by the Moderator, 
Elder Paul Boone. Rev. W. L. Foley led in prayer. 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

ROLL 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander Burlington. First 

J. A. Boyd J. G. Patterson '^pringwood 

Sam Cappel Mebane, First 

' W. L. Foley Buffalo (L) 

C. W. Jennings Riverview 

Allen C. McSween Starmount 

K. M. Misenheimer R. W. Vann Siler City 

D. C. Moss Paul Boone Bethel 

M. J. Murray . Jonesboro 

John Parks ' Reidsville, First 

T. H. Patterson Madison 

Clark Porter, III R. D. Hughes Eno 

Carl Stark Piedmont 

John Whitley Tom Stanley Leaksville, First 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. John Whitley, Chairman. The re- 
port, with recommendations relative to Rev. J. A. Boyd 
appearing before Presbytery today pursuant to a call from 
Springwood Church and the Session of Trinity Church, 
which were a part of the report given on September 12th, 
was adopted. 

EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

In the absence of Dr. J. A. Redhead, Jr., Chairman, the 
Moderator appointed the following to examine Rev. J. A. 
Boyd: Rev. Sam Cappel, Rev. Marion Murray, and Rev. 
Allen McSween. Mr. Boyd was examined in Experimental 
ReHgion by the Moderator, in Theology by Rev. Sam Cappel, 
on the Sacraments by Rev. Marion Murray, and on Church 
Government by Rev. Allen McSween. The examination 
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J. A. Boyd accepted the call to the Springwood Church. 
The session of the Trinity Church is in process of calling 
Mr. Boyd as Stated Supply. Mr. Boyd signed the book of 
Ministerial Obligations. 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. C. W. Jennings, Chairman. The 
following commission was elected by Presbytery to install 
Rev. J. A. Boyd as pastor of Springwood Church : 

Commission to install Rev. J. A. Boyd at the Springwood Presby- 
terian Church, Whitsett, N. C, October 27, 1957, at 11:00 a.m. is 
as follows: Rev. David C. Moss to preside and propound the con- 
stitutional questions and to offer prayer, Dr. Ben F. Brown to preach 
the sermon, Elder John Barnwell to charge the congregation, Dr. 
R. H. Stone to charge the pastor and Rev, Carl H. Stark and Elder 
B. H. Wolfe to complete the commission by serving as alternate 
minister and ruling elder, respectively. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

The motion was carried that the Christian Education Com- 
mittee, through its Sub-Committee on Camp New Hope, 
be authorized to make plans now for the 1958 Camping 
Season on a basis similar to the 1957 season regardless of 
the findings of the Study Committee relative to Presbytery's 
program of Christian education. 

AMENDMENTS TO THE MANUAL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

In accordance with the Manual of Orange Presbytery, 
paragraph 51, page 89, the following requests were made 
that the Manual and Manual Supplement, 1956, be amended 
as follows: 

That the Manual and Manual Supplement, 1956, be amended in 
several places (items listed in the Manual Supplement, 1956, as 
Pag:e 64. The Permanent Committees; Page 70 Permanent Com- 
mittees, 8. Christian Education; Page 70 Permanent Committees, 
add 9, Worship) so that all appointments made by Presbytery to 
Permanent Committees, Boards of Trustees and Presbytery's Coun- 
cil be made at the Fall Adjourned Meeting and that these new 
appointees shall begin to function immediately thereafter for 
terms of three years. The time of election for those filling unex- 
pired terms will be at the discretion of the Presbytery. 

By action of the Presbytery this amendment was tabled 
until the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery to be held 
January 16, 1958. 

The minutes of this meeting and the meeting held on 
September 12, 1957, were read and approved. After Pres- 
bytery voted to adjourn. Rev. J. A. Boyd led in prayer. 

Elder Paul Boone, Moderator 
K. M. Misenheimer, Permanent Clerk 
Attest : C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
WINTER MEETING 
THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SEVENTH STATED MEETING 

MEADOWSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Greensboro, N. C. 

January 16, 1958 

The Three Hundred and Seventy-seventh Stated Meeting of 
the Presbytery of Orange was called to order at 9:30 a.m. in 
the Meadowside Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, N. C, 
Thursday, January 16, 1958. After the singing of the hymn, 
''The Church's One Foundation," Elder Paul G. Boone, the 
Moderator, led the Presbytery in prayer. 

A service of Installation and Welcome was conducted for Rev. 
R. H. Stone, D. D., Executive Secretary of Orange Presbytery. 

SERVICE OF WELCOME AND INSTALLATION 
FOR 

DR. R. H. STONE, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

MEMBERS OF INSTALLATION COMMITTEE: 

MODERATOR PAUL BOONE— To Preside and Propound the Con- 
stitutional questions and place the Call in Dr. Stone's hand. 
ELDER CHARLES S. WILKINS, Chairman of the Council— in lieu 
of the sermon to give a brief history and development of the Office of 
Executive Secretary in Orange Presbytery. 

ELDER H. P. MORRISON, Elder in the First Presbyterian Church, 
High Point — to charge the Presbytery. 

REV. W. H. KRYDER to charge Dr. R. H. Stone, Executive Secretary. 
REV. JOHN C. WHITLEY, Minister, First Presbyterian Church, 
Leaksville, and Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and 
his Work — to offer prayer. 

QUESTIONS OF INSTALLATION TO EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 

MODERATOR: Are you now willing to fulfill the responsibilities as out- 
lined in your call as Executive Secretary of Orange Presbytery agree- 
able to your declaration in accepting its call? 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: I do. 

MODERATOR: Do you conscientiously believe and declare, as far as you 
know your own heart, that in taking upon you this charge, you are 
influenced by a sincere desire to promote the glory of God and the 
good of the church? 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: I do. 

MODERATOR: Do you solemnly promise that by the assistance of the 
grace of God you will endeavor faithfully to discharge all the duties 
of an Executive Secretary to Orange Presbytery and will be careful 
to maintain a deportment in all respects becoming a minister of the 
Gospel of Christ, agreeably to your ordination engagements? 



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EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: I do. 

QUESTIONS OF INSTALLATION TO PRESBYTERY 

MODERATOR: Do you, the members of Orange Presbytery, continue to 
profess your readiness to receive Dr. R. H. Stone whom you have 
called to be you Executive Secretary? 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY: We do. 

MODERATOR: Do you promise to receive his counsel with meekness and 
love and to cooperate with him in the due exercise of his office? 

MODERATOR: Do you promise to encourage him in his labors, and to 
assist his endeavors for the progress and development of Orange 
Presbytery? 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY: We do. 

MODERATOR: Do you engage to continue to him while he is your Execu- 
tive Secretary that worldly maintenance which you have promised, 
and to furnish him with whatever you may see needful for the honor 
of religion and for his comfort among you? 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY: We do. 

MODERATOR: I now pronounce and declare that Dr. R. H. Stone has 
been regularly elected and installed Executive Secretary of this the 
Presbytery of Orange, agreeably to the Word of God, and according 
to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in the United States; 
and that as such he is entitled to all support, encouragement, honor 
and obedience in the Lord: In the name of the Father, and of the 
Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present: 

ROLL 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Lee W. Adkins J. P. Mitchell Sedgefield 

Chester Alexander I. A. Hogan Burlington, First 

liOuie V. Andrews, Jr John H. Lewis Memorial 

W. M. Baker (S.S.)..-. M. T. Dalton Crestwood 

Vance Barron Floyd H. Edmister - Chapel Hill 

James T. Benjamin, Jr Thomas McNair Dogwood Acres 

Irving E. Birdseye Carl Whiteside Guilford Park 

Woodson P. Booth C. D. McLeod White Hill 

F. M. Gilliam Pocket 

James Campbell Euphronia 

J. A. Boyd Kenneth Brothers Springwood 

Trinity 

Edwin C. Brammer, Jr L. L. Holt Bessemer 

Ben F. Brown D. E. Jobe Alamance 

M. P. Brown, Jr. (S.S.) Victor King Morningside 

Ralph L. Buchanan J. H. Wood Hawfields 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr.- Harry M. Clark Park Avenue 

W. M. Currie 

Sam S. Cappel F. M. Southerland Mebane 

Don Carson W. G. Sugg Sanford, First 

W. L. Foley Clarence C. Cole Buffalo (L) 

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W. L. Hodgkin Floyd H. Craft Milton 

Redhouse 

Marion S. Huske D. M. Fuquay Westminster 

C. W. Jennings E. C. Kimball Riverview 

F. S. Johnston C. F. Smith Griers 

W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 

Jeff T. Kesterson (A.P.)-- Church of Covenant 

Hardin A. King M. C. Loy Shiloh 

W. H. Kryder Allen J. Patten Graham 

H. R. McFayden 

J. A. Mclntyre Roger N. McClay Randolph 

R. J. McMullen 

J. P. H. McNatt Dan Kelley Brentwood 

Allen McSween Raymond Monroe, Jr...Starmount 

J. M. Millard 

Carl E. Mills . T. B. Hilliard Meadowside 

K. M. Misenheimer E. H. Foust, Jr Siler City 

H. R. Montgomery W. M. Brov^^n Glenvi^ood 

D. R. Moorefield (S.S.) - C. P. Jones Bethlehem 

Guy M. Morrow Ben McCullock Stony Creek 

M. J. Murray Thomas V. Brooks Jonesboro 

T. Henry Patterson James A. Wilson Madison 

John Parks B. E. Balsley Reidsville, First 

Z. T. Piephoff Sam A. Florence Bethany 

W. Clark Porter, HI T. V. Walker Little River 

Bunn Pope Eno 

Robert R. Ketner Fairfield 

C. H. Reckard H-rold Latta Hillsboro 

John A. Redhead John K. Brewer Greensboro, First 

A. C. Hall Greensboro, First 

R. Dewey Farrell Greensboro, First 

Gerald N. Reiff A. F. Holman El Bethel 

Thomas B. Ruff J. W. Roach Wentworth 

W. G. Rakestraw Smyrna 

L H. E. Manley Hillview 

J. Don Skinner Willard G. Wilson Northside 

Harry E. Smith 

W. O. Smith Wilson Efland Efland 

Elvin Gates New Hope 

Carl H. Stark, Jr. R. A. Sumner Piedmont 

R. H. Stone, Exec. Sec.) . 

S. N. Thomas (A.P.) High Point, First 

Robert Lee Turner W. A. Rankin Speedwell 

James H. Wade W. S. Swaim Asheboro, First 

Roy E. Watts R. A. Short High Point, First 

W. H. Westerfield 

John Whitley John M. Yount Leaksville, First 

E. Lee Willingham, nL.____Milton C. Foust Buffalo (G) 

John N. Wilson Leon Phillips Edgewood 

John A. Womeldorf L. H. Wilson Faith 

R. M. Huffines Bethel 

Robert Lee Neal, Sr. . Bethesda 
G. F. Richmond Crossroads 

B. H. Benfield Haywood 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Black Memorial, Broadway, Cumnock, East Burlington, Farmville, 
Goldston, Greenwood, Gulf, Hopeview, Milton, Mt. Vernon Springs, 
Oakview, Pittsboro, Redhouse, St. Andrews, Salem, Stoneville, Trinity, 
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ELECTION OF MODERATOR-TEMPORARY CLERKS 

The Moderatorial nominee of the Presbytery, Elder Irvine 
C. Crawford, of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 
Greensboro, N. C, was elected unanimously. Rev. Louie 
V. Andrews and Rev. Lee W. Adkins were elected as Tem- 
porary Clerks. 

Attention was called to the historical sketch of the Meadow- 
side Presbyterian Church which was printed on the back of 
the Docket of Orange Presbytery. By action of the Presby- 
tery it was made a part of the permanent record and is 
placed below as follows: 

A BREEF HISTORY OF MEADOWSiDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Meadowside Presbyterian Church is a product of the vision, stewardship, 
and evangelism of the First Presbyterian Churcb, Greensboro, North Caro- 
Hna. The Young Adults of the First Church were particularly interested 
and active in the project. It began July 8, 1950 as an Outpost Sunday 
School housed in a renovated wartime structure. Mr. Clark Porter served 
in the capacity of Superintendent and Mrs. Elmo Sellars served as Assist- 
ant Superintendent. 

Soon plans were made for a building and on May 13, 1951 a ground 
breaking ceremony took place. The Rev. Charles L. Donnell, a son of 
the First Presbyterian Church, came soon afterwards on June 17, to serve 
the church as its pastor. The church was officially organized on August 
12, 1951 with 45 names on the charter. 

The original building plans called for three different units. Two of 
these have been completed. The sanctuary is yet to be built. The first 
unit, which is presently being used for the sanctuary, was first used on 
June 17, 1951. 

The Rev. Carl B. Craig followed The Rev. Donnell as pastor of the 
church, conducting his first service here December 7, 1952. Mr. Craig 
served the church faithfully until he died suddenly on April 8, 1954. It 
was during Mr. Craig's ministry that the second unit of the building 
was completed in October of 1953. 

The Rev. Ray E. King came to Meadowside in October of 1954 and 
served the church until May of 1956. 

The Rev. Carl E. Mills, present minister, began his ministry in June 
of 1956. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDERS, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Carl E. Mills. The printed docket 
was approved as follows : 



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DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

WINTER MEETING 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SEVENTH 
STATED MEETING 

Thursday, January 16, 1958 - 9:30 a.m. 
MEADOWSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 
GREENSBORO, N. C. 

9:30 Presbytery Called to Order Elder Paul G. Boone, Moderator 

Service of Installation and Welcome for Rev. R. H. Stone, D.D. 

Roll Call 

Election of Moderator, Temporary Clerks 

Words of Welcome Elder William Jones 

Report of Committee on Orders Rev. Carl Mills 

Introduction of Visiting- Brethren 
Communications and Announcements 
Standing Committee Appointments 

Bills and Overtures 

Courtesy 
Special Committee Appointments 

Installations 

Records and Amendments to B.C.O. 
Amendments to Manual re: election of Permanent Committees at 
Fall Meeting. 

11:00 CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman 
11 :30 NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Rev. Ralph Buchanan, Chairman 
Election of Nominations Committee, Class of 1960 (Nominated and 
elected from the floor) . 

12:00 Examination of Sessional Records Elder R. D. White, Chairman 

12:30 ANNUITIES AND RELIEF COMMITTEE, 

Report of Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, Chairman 

1:00 Recess for Lunch (Committee meetings following lunch) 
2:00 Reconvene 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, Report of Rev. R. L. Turner, Chairman 
WORLD MISSIONS COMMITTEE, 

Report of Rev. John Parks, Chairman 

3:00 COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, 

Report of Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman 

Examining Committee for 

reception of Ministers Rev. J. A. Redhead, Jr., Chairman 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, 

Report of Rev. Wesley Jennings, Chairman 

4:00 COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, 

Report of Elder Charles Wilkins, Chairman 

CAMP NEW HOPE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, 

Report of Deacon J. R. Ingram 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, 

Report of Dr. Chester Alexander, Chairman 

Election of Commissioners to the General Assembly. 
Unfinished Business. 
New Business. 

Time and Place of Next Meeting. 
Reading and Correcting Minutes. 
Adjournment. 



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VISITING BRETHREN 

By action of the Presbytery, the following ministers were 
invited to sit as visiting brethren: Rev. Paul Corbett, 
Memphis Presbytery ; Rev. Charles J. Ping, Granville Pres- 
bytery; Rev. John A. Womeldorf, Lexington Presbytery; 
Rev. Woodson P. Booth, Lexington-Ebenezer Presbytery; 
Rev. Gerald N. Reiff, Winston-Salem Presbytery. 

The following Elders were introduced to Presbytery for the 
first time: Mr. Kenneth Rogers, Edgewood; Mr. Allen J. 
Patten, Graham; Mr. Elwood Manley, Hillview; Mr. John 
Brewer, Greensboro, First; Mr. Carl Whiteside, Guilford 
Park; Mr. Frank Southerland, Mebane; Mr. Kenneth 
Brothers, Springwood; Mr. Victor King, Morningside; Mr. 
Bunn Pope, Eno; Mr. Robert R. Ketner, Fairfield; Mr. 
Lindsey Woods, Little River ; Mr. Guy Miller, Little River ; 
Mr. Milton Foust, Buffalo (G) ; Mr. Irvin Hogan, BurHng- 
ton. First; Mr. Louis H. Wilson, Faith; Mr. Richard A. 
Short, High Point, First. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The communications w^ere read, referred and disposed of 
in the following manner indicated : 

1. Excuses for not attending this meeting were received from and 
permission granted for: Dr. W. T. Thompson, Rev. W. M. Rice, 
Dr. Leslie Bullock, Rev. Reid Montgomery, Rev, Cecil Callis and 
Rev. Joseph Flora. 

2. Dr. T. H. Spence, Jr., Executive Director of the Historical 
Foundation at Montreat, reported that the Sessional Records of 
the Covenant Church of Chapel Hill, N. C. had been received. 

3. Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman of the Commission on the Min- 
ister and His Work, reported that the pastoral relationship be- 
tween Rev. David Moss and the Bethel Presbyterian Church 
had been dissolved as of November 15, 1957. Mr. Moss moved 
to the First Presbyterian Church of Thomasville in Winston- 
Salem Presbytery. The action was admitted to record. 

4. Invitations from the following churches to entertain Presbytery 
were accepted: for the Spring Meeting, April 17, 1958, the 
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant; for the Summer Meeting, 
June 19, 1958, Stony Creek Church; for the Fall Meeting, Sep- 
tember 11, 1958, the First Presbyterian Church, Asheboro. 

5. Rev. Walter K. Maude, Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Lexing- 
ton-Ebenezer, sent a letter of commendation and certificate of 
transfer for Rev. Woodson P. Booth, who is to be received today, 
pursuant to calls from the White Hill, Pocket and Euphronia 
Churches. 

6. Rev. Harry D. Whitmore, Stated Clerk of Winston-Salem Pres- 
bytery, sent a certificate of transfer for Rev. Gerald N. Reiff, 
who is to be received today, pursuant to a call from El Bethel 
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7. Rev. Jonathan Edwards, Stated Clerk of Lexington Presbytery, 
sent a certificate of transfer for Rev. John A. Womeldorf, who 
is to be received today, pursuant to a call from Faith Church. 
' 8. Requests were made by and granted for the following churches 
to change the terms of the calls of their pastors: 

a. Guilford Park, Rev. Irving E. Birdseye: (1) salary income 
of $4,500, (2) the use of a manse with all public utilities 
paid by the church, (3) payment of his Social Security and 
Hospitalization insurance. 

b. Starmount Church, Rev. Allen C. McSween: increase his 
salary income to $7,200. 

c. Greenwood-Speedwell Churches, Rev. Robert Turner: to in- 
crease his salary income to $4,200. 

d. Asheboro, First Church, Rev. James Wade: to increase his 
salary to $6,400. 

e. Hawfields, Rev. Ralph Buchanan: to increase his salary in- 
come to $4,650. 

9. Request was made by the Asheboro Presbyterian Church to 
change its name to the First Presbyterian Church. Request 
granted. 

10. From the Glenwood Church a letter was received relative to 
purchasing a manse for the proposed church to be organized 
from the Murphey School Chapel. It was referred to the Council 
of the Presbytery. 

11. The following report of the Commission appointed by Presby- 
tery to install Dr. T. Henry Patterson as pastor of the Madison 
Church was received: 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. T. HENRY PATTERSON 

The Commission to install Reverend T. Henry Patterson at the Madison 
Church on September 15th at 11 A. M. met at the Madison Church. 
Members of the Commission present were: Reverend Joseph W. Flora, 
Reverend Chester Alexander, Reverend Thomas B. Rulf ; Elders, Henry 
Koontz, Fred Carlson, J. L. Roberts and C. P. Robertson. 

Commission opened with prayer by the Moderator, Reverend Joseph 
Flora. Reverend Chester Alexander was elected Clerk. Reverend Joseph 
Flora presided over the Worship Service and propounded the constitutional 
questions to the minister and the congregation. Reverend Chester Alexander 
preached the sermon on the text Romans 7:19. The charge to the congre- 
gation was given by Elder Koontz and to the pastor by Elder Carlson. 
The installation prayer was offered by Reverend Thomas B. Ruff. 

The worship and installation service was concluded with the benediction 
by the newly installed pastor. Reverend T. Henry Patterson. 

The commission met after the service for the reading of the minutes 
and adjourned with prayer by Elder Koontz. 

Reverend Joseph Flora, Moderator 
Reverend Chester Alexander, Clerk 

STATED CLERK'S ANNUAL REPORT 

The Stated Clerk was unable to present the complete Pres- 
bytery's Annual Statistical Report to the General Assembly 
for the year 1957 due to the fact that so many churches 
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Presbytery ordered that the completed report be prepared 
by the Stated Clerk and inserted in the minutes according 
to his discretion. As of this meeting of Orange Presbytery 
there are 72 ministers on roll. There are 81 churches. Two 
new churches were organized during the year 1957. They 
are Faith Presbyterian Church, Guilford College, North 
Carohna, May 26, 1957, and Black Memorial Presbyterian 
Church, R.F.D. 2, Cameron, North Carohna, April 14, 1957. 
Orange Presbytery licensed and ordained two men to preach 
the Gospel, Rev. Lee William Adkins, July 21, 1957, and 
Rev. Wilham Clark Porter, III, August 11, 1957. There 
were 16 pastoral installations. There were only 6 pastoral 
dissolutions. There were no deaths. There are 23 Candi- 
dates for the Gospel Ministry. The complete Presbytery's 
Statistical Report to the General Assembly for the year 
1957 is to be attached in the back of these minutes. 

STANDING COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

Were made by the Moderator. 

COMMITTEE ON BILLS AND OVERTURES— Rev. E. L. 
Willingham, Chairman; Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., Elder 
Paul Boone. 

COMMITTEE ON COURTESY— Rev. Lee W. Adkins, 
Chairman; Rev. W. Clark Porter, III, Elder A. C. Hall. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

Were made by the Moderator. 

COMMITTEE ON INSTALLATIONS— Rev. David R. 
Moorefield, Chairman; Rev. Samuel N. Thomas, Elder C. E. 
Kerchner. 

COMMITTEE ON RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS TO 
THE BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER— Rev. Jefferson T. 
Kesterson, Chairman; Rev. Carl E. Mills, Elder Willard 
G. Wilson. 

AMENDMENT TO THE MANUAL 

The following proposed amendment concerning the election 
of Permanent Committees, Boards of Trustees and Presby- 
tery's Council at the Fall Meeting of Presbytery was read 
by the Stated Clerk and was adopted by unanimous vote 
of the Presbytery in accordance with Paragraph 51, page 
89 of the Manual of Orange Presbytery relative to amending 
the Manual: 



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That the Manual and Manual Supplement, 1956, be amended in several 
places, (items listed in the Manual Supplement, 1956, as Page 64. The 
Permanent Committees; Page 70 Permanent Committees, 8. Christian 
Education; Page 70 Permanent Committees, add 9. Worship), so 
that all appointments made by Presbytery to Permanent Committees, 
Boards of Trustees and Presbytery's Council be made at the Fall 
Adjourned Meeting and that these new appointees shall begin to 
function immediately thereafter for terms of three years. The time 
of election for those filling unexpired terms will be at the discretion 
of the Presbytery. 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was made by Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman. The report was 
received as information, and the following recommendations 
were adopted : 

1. That the Presbytery approve the sustentation appropriations for the 
year 1958: 

Church Allocation 

Memorial . $1,400 

Milton-Red House 1,600 

Mt. Vernon Spgs. 300 

Murphy School Chapel 2,400 

Randolph 1,500 

Riverview . . 600 

Stony Creek-Oakview 1,600 



Church 


Allocation 


Crestwood 


$1,500 


Dogwood Acres 


1,600 


East Burlington 


800 


Edgewood 


1,350 


Faith 


2,400 


Griers 


1,030 


Hope View 


600 


Meadowside 


1,200 



$19,880 

We ask the privilege of making additional appropriations for Churches 
seeking pastors and for other contingencies as they arise. 

2. That, pending the adoption of this report, Mr. W. Owen Cooke, Chair- 
man of the Committee on Bonds, be heard. 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY FOR THE SALE OF BONDS 

(1) That Orange Presbytery, on 1 June, 1958, issue $100,000 of bearer 
bonds to be dated 1 June, 1958 (unsecured by collateral, mortgage, or other 
conveyance) carrying coupons providing for the payment of five (5%) per 
cent interest per annum, with such interest coupons becoming due each 
six months from and after 1 June, 1958. 

(2) That said bonds be issued so that a portion will mature every six 
months, so that at the end of 13 years all of said bonds will have matured, 
and so that the total cost for payment of interest and retirement of matur- 
ing bonds each six months shall not exceed $5,300. 

(3) That there be incorporated in each of said bonds the right, on behalf 
of Orange Presbytery, to call any or all of said bonds at will, and, if less 
than all, by lot or under such other rules as the Church Extension Com- 
mittee may decide. 

(4) That there be allocated from the funds of Orange Presbytery at the 
beginning of each successive six (6) months' period commencing with 1 
June, 1958, and continuing until all of said bonds are fully paid, a sufficient 
amount to pay all interest becoming due on said bonds at the end of the 
six months' period during which such amount is allocated and the balance 
to retire all bonds that may mature at the end of said period and that 
such sum so allocated be used for such purposes. 

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of said bonds, including all interest, as said bonds and the interest thereon 
may become due and payable. 

(6) That the Stated Clerk and the Moderator of Orange Presbytery be 
authorized to sign the bonds and the coupons in the name of, and on behalf 
of, Orange Presbytery or to allow a facsimile of their signatures to be 
used for such purposes. 

(7) That every bond be sold for its face value and if any bond be 
sold 15 days or more after 1 June, 1958, that the purchaser also be charged 
the amount of the accrued interest on such bond. 

(8) That Security National Bank of Greensboro be employed as paying- 
agent for the bonds. 

(9) That the sale campaign of such bonds commence either 30 or 45 days 
prior to 1 June, 1958 (the exact time would be determined by the Church 
Extension Committee), and continue up to the issue date of the bonds. 

(10) That no professional campaign director be employed for the sale 
of the bonds. 

(11) That all churches of Orange Presbytery be notified of the existence 
of the bonds for sale and that the major sales campaign be conducted by 
and through the Presbyterian Council for Church Extension of Greater 
Greensboro by having each representative endeavor to sell the bonds to 
the members of his church. That, in addition, a special sales group be set 
up to solicit business concerns and other persons who might be interested 
in the purchase of such bonds. 

(12) That there be allocated from the funds of Orange Presbytery a 
sufficient sum to pay for the cost of printing said bonds and for the pay- 
ment of the fee of the Bank as paying agent and, in addition, that there 
be allocated the sum of $600, to be expended as the Chairman of the 
Church Extension Committee may see fit, for the cost of such sales cam- 
paign as may be conducted. 

(13) That no plans be made for the issuance of any further series or any 
other bonds until after the issuance and sale of this $100,000 issue. 

(14) That the resolution heretofore adopted by Orange Presbytery that 
there be paid to the Bank which serves as paying agent an amount for the 
payment of interest and retirement of bonds every 90 days, be rescinded 
and that the Chairman of the Church Extension Committee be authorized 
to agree with the bank which serves as paying agent as to the time when 
each such payment should be made. 

(15) That the Moderator and the Stated Clerk of Orange Presbytery be 
authorized and empowered, on behalf of Orange Presbytery and in its 
name, to enter into all contracts and agreements and to sign any and all 
written documents, necessary or proper in connection with the issuance, 
sale, payment of interest on, or retirement of, said bonds. 

(16) That there be delegated to the Church Extension Committee the 
power and authority to decide, on behalf of and in the name of Orange 
Presbytery, all other details with reference to the issuance, sale or payment 
of said bonds. 

(17) That the Church Extension Committee be delegated the duty of 
issuing and selling said bonds and that said Committee be authorized and 
empowered to request the aid of, and to use, such Committee and non- 
Committee personnel as it may deem advisable in the formation of any 
organization for the performance of this duty. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Ralph Buchanan, Chairman. The 
report with the recommendations was adopted as amended 
and the following were elected : 



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(Key — SS* means to succeed self) 
TRUSTEES 

1. Presbytery: 

1960— Charles T. Boyd (SS*) 
W. Owen Cooke 

2. Davidson College: 

I960— T. Henry Patterson (SS*) 

3. Flora Macdonald College: 

I960— Cheshire, Hastings, Perry and White (SS*) 

4. Camp New Hope: 

I960— Clarence D. Jones (SS*), Rev. C. H. Reckard (SS*), Mrs. 
Rufus D. Wilson (SS*), Coy Stack to succeed Lunsford 
Richardson, Henry Forlaw to succeed Karl Prickett, Mrs. 
T. E. Parks to succeed J. R. Ingram 

1959 — Robert Strayhorn to succeed Thomas D. Rose 
195S — W- G. Springs to succeed Lunsford Richardson 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Presbytery's Council: 

1960— D. J. Walker to succeed J. R. Ingram, D., Charles E. 
Plummer 

1959— P. Hunter Dalton to succeed G. T. Sykes, E. 

2. Examinations : 

A. Theology: 

1960 — Rev. Ben F. Brown, Chairman to succeed Rev. J. A. 
Redhead, Jr. 

B. Sacraments: 

1960 — Rev. J. A. Boyd to succeed Rev. J. M. Millard 

C. Church Government: 

1960 — Rev. J. T. Kesterson to succeed Rev. A. P. Dickson 

D. English Bible: 

1960 — W. M. Baker to succeed Dr. Leslie Bullock 

1959 — Rev. Frank S. Johnston to succeed Rev. M. D. Harper 

3. Nominations: (Nominated, elected from floor) 

1960— Rev. T. H. Patterson, Paul G. Boone 

4. Commission on Minister and His Work: 

1960 — Rev. Don R. Carson to succeed Dr. J. M. Garrison, Rev. 
Allen McSween to succeed Rev. John C. Whitley, H. P. 
Morrison (SS*) 

5. World Missions: 

1960 — Rev. W. L. Hodgkin to succeed Rev. Guy Morrow, W. F. 

Robbinette to succeed Smith Brandon, Mrs. Charles W. 

Perry to succeed Mrs. S. A. White. 
1958 — W. R. Grey to succeed C. I. Carlson, Jr., D. 

6. Annuities and Relief : 

1960 — E. Frank Andrews, Chairman, to succeed H. M. Clark, 
Rev. J. M. Garrison to succeed J. P. H. McNatt 

7. Church Extension: 

1960 — Rev. Roy Watts to succeed Rev. W. M. Baker, Rev. Ralph 
L. Buchanan (SS*), Robert Hamm to succeed Allen Tate, 
E., Joe P. Shore to succeed John H. James, D. 

8. Higher Education: 

I960— Rev. Irving Birdseye (SS*), Victor King (SS*) 

9. Christian Education: 

1960 — Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman, to succeed Rev. Allen 
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Wade, Rev. S. N. Thomas to succeed Rev. Vance Barron, 
C. O. Smith to succeed W. G. Springs, Joe Barnwell to 
succeed W. R. Booth, Mrs. Ralph L. Buchanan (SS*), 
Miss Mary Faith Carson (SS*) 

1959 — Dorothy Williams to succeed Betty Kersey 

10. Homes: 

1960 — C. H. Frazer to succeed J. H. Highsmith, John Barnwell to 
succeed James Roney 

1959 — Rev. Carl Mills to succeed Rev. David Moss 

11. General Fund Agencies: 

1960 — Rev. Lee Mclntyre to succeed Rev. K. M, Misenheimer, 
Worth Covington to succeed J. M. Saunders, J. E. Latta 
to succeed L. H. Bennett 

12. Women's Work: 

1960 — Mrs. Eugene Wilson to succeed Mrs. Glenn Dallas 

1. That each pastor be requested to submit to the Nominations 
Committee a list of the names of his able, interested laymen who 
should be used in the work of Presbytery. 

2. That the Chairmen of the various committees be urged to make 
suggestions to the Nominations Committe relative to people they 
feel would be useful on their committee. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

By action of Presbytery, it declared itself a Committee of 
the whole for the purpose of examining Sessional Records. 
Under the direction of Elder H. M. Clark, acting in behalf 
of the Chairman, Elder R. D. White, this part of the busi- 
ness of Presbytery was undertaken. Elder H. M. Clark 
made the following report for the Committee, which was 
adopted and committed to record : 

A. Books Not Submitted For Examination: 

Broadway, Black Memorial, Cumnock, East Burlington, Goldston, 
Gulf, Salem, Siler City, Stony Creek, Trinity. 

B. The following exceptions were reported to the Committee: 

1. Meetings Not Held Quarterly: 
Milton 

2. Election of Sunday School Superintendents and Teachers Not 
Recorded: Mt. Vernon Springs 

3. Minutes Not Read and Approved: 

Mt. Vernon Springs, Hillsboro, Efland, Hillview. 

4. Minutes Not Entered in Permanent Form: 
Hillsboro 

5. No Delegates Elected to Presbytery: 
Little River 

6. Deacons Minutes Not Read and Approved: 
Little River 

7. No Report Made to Session by Delegate to Presbytery: 
Little River 

8. Statistical Report Not Included In Minutes: 
Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove 



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9. Sessions Certified Reports to Presbytery Not Included in 
Minutes: Pittsboro, Morningside. 

10. All Minutes Not Signed by Clerk or Moderator: 
Glenwood 

11. No Record of Election of Clerk of Congregational Meeting and 
Clerk Did Not Sign Minutes of Congregational Meetings: 
Efland 

12. Names of Members of Session Not Recorded: 
Hillview 

13. No Accurate Record Being Kept of New Members: 
Hillview 

14. No List of Those Lost by Dismissal: 
Hillview 

15. No Statistical Report Included: 
Hillview 

16. No Record of Minutes Having Been Read and Approved: 
Hillview 

All Clerks are urged to be sure that all papers becoming a part of 
Sessional Records be securely attached to a page in the book and 
that whenever possible they copy the material into the record. 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the chairman, Rev. J. P. H. McNatt. 
The report was received as information. A recommendation 
by the chairman that an overture be sent to this meeting 
of the General Assembly relative to permitting ministers 
to make additional income in the pastorate after retirement 
v^hich would not affect their benefits from the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund nor Ministerial relief was not adopted, but 
the following action was taken: that a committee be ap- 
pointed by the Moderator and the Stated Clerk to study 
the Ministers' Annuity Fund and Ministerial Relief Pro- 
grams and to submit an overture for approval to the Gen- 
eral Assembly at the Spring Meeting of the Presbytery. 
The following committee was appointed: Elder E. Frank 
Andrews, Chairman; Elder C. I. Crawford and Dr. T. H. 
Patterson. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery took action to recess for lunch until 2:00 p.m. 
Rev. W. M. Currie led Presbytery in prayer. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

At 2:00 p.m., upon the reconvening of Presbytery and the 
singing of the hymn, ''Rise Up, O Men of God," prayer was 
offered by Dr. R. J. McMullen. 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

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following report was read and adopted : 

In view of the very gracious manner in which the Meadowside Church 
has provided for Presbytery's needs and comfort on the occasion of 
its 377th Stated Meeting, your Courtesy Committee makes the follow- 
ing recommendations : 

1. That the Presbytery of Orange express by a rising vote of thanks 
its sincere gratitude to the Meadowside Presbyterian Church, its 
Pastor, the ladies who by their sacrifice of time and efforts have 
provided a delicious meal and all others who have contributed to 
our pleasure here. 

2. That the pastor of the Church be requested to convey our gratitude 
to the congregation of the Church. 

3. That he also be requested to express to his people the commendation 
of Presbytery for the especially fine manner in which the people 
of his church have provided the kind of church facilities which 
are necessary for the promotion of an adequate program in its 
community. Respectfully submitted, Rev. Lee Atkins, Rev. Clark 
Porter, Elder A. C. Hall. 

WORLD MISSIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. John Parks, Chairman. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations 
adopted as follows : 

1. Whereas Orange Presbytery has reported very few missionary 
volunteers in recent years, and whereas God has not only called 
young people but adults in established occupations to the Mission 
Field, particularly in recent years, pastors conduct a poll of their 
congregations and interview individuals and couples (not over 
30 years old, excepting certain cases) who could easily fill so many 
of the insistent needs of our fields. Especially urgent are certain 
openings in Japan, Taiwan, and Mexico. (Further information 
may be secured from the Rev. Eugene Daniel, Candidate Secretary, 
Box 330, Nashville, Tenn.) 

2. Whereas there is much truth in the statement a Church exists by 
mission as a fire exists by burning, and whereas only half a tithe 
of the total contributions of the churches of our Presbytery has 
been given to reach those outside the boundaries of our General 
Assembly, every church make every effort possible to raise its 
full benevolent acceptance for all causes so that it might be in 
a position to further aid our World Mission Board to accept the 
additional opportunities of proclaiming the gospel that press 
upon it. 

3. Presbytery's World Missions Committee be given permission to 
explore new avenues for aiding churches in their promotion of this 
vital cause throughout the year, such as Area World Misisons Con- 
ferences, Work Shops, and the like — and that the Church Officers 
assist by appointing individuals or a Committee (composed of men 
as well as women) in their respective churches with whom Presby- 
tery's Committee can counsel. 

4. Every church observe the World Missions Season, February 2- 
March 2, with the week of February 23-March 2 designated as 
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of church-wide dedication to the world task of Christian Missions 
through prayer, use of the regular World Mission study aids, 
messages on missions, and supplemental offerings; and that a 
special Easter offering be received April 6 for Overseas Relief and 
Interchurch Aid, which is not included among the regular budgeted 
benevolent causes of our General Assembly, 

5. Presbytery hear a report by the Rev. T. Reichardt Taylor, a 
member of our Missionary Staff in the West Brazil Mission, on 
the opportunities that are opening up in the Brazilian interior. 

REYNOLDS FUND FOR RETIRED MINISTERS 

The recommendation was adopted that Rev. W. H. Wester- 
field, retired, be endorsed to receive the maximum benefits 
from the Reynolds Fund for Retired Ministers of the Synod 
of North Carolina. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, REPORT OF 

Was given by Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman. The report 
v^ith its recommendations was adopted as follows : 

I. The Commission has examined the following calls to ministers: 

1. The call to Dr. John Womeldorf from the Faith Presbyterian 
Church at Guilford College 

The terms of the call are as follows : 
Salary $4,800.00 

Minister's Annuity payments of 7V2 per cent of salary 
Free use of manse 
One month vacation, annually 
Note: This is a new church, and it is self supporting at the 
beginning 

2. The call to Rev. Gerald N. Reiff from El Bethel Presbyterian 
Church 

The terms of the call are as follows: 
Salary $4,500.00, annually 

Minister's Annuity Fund payments of IV2 percent of 

salary 
Free use of manse 

Two weeks annual vacation and other times when it shall 
be necessary to be absent from the pulpit 
Note : It is understood that a full month vacation is promised, 
but to be taken at at least two different times (not all 
at one time) . 

3. The calls to Rev. Woodson Booth from White Hill, Pocket, 
and Euphronia Presbyterian Churches 

The terms of the calls are as follows: 

A. White Hill: Salary, $2,120.00 

Free use of manse 

Minister's Annuity payments of 7V2 per cent 

of salary 
Annual vacation of one month 

B. Pocket: Salary, $1,720.00 per year 

Minister's Annuity payments of 7V2 per cent 
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Free use of manse 
One month annual vacation 
C. Euphronia: Salary, $800.00 per year 

Minister's Annuity payments of 71/2 per cent 
- of salary 

Free use of manse 

One month annual vacation 

II. The Commission makes the following recommendations: 

That the above mentioned ministers, pending their examination 
by Presbytery, have their calls placed in their hands; that 
they be invited to sign the Presbytery Obligations; and, that a 
Commission be appointed to install them in their respective 
churches to which they have been called. 

EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Dr. R. J. McMullen, acting in the absence of Dr. J. A. Red- 
head, Chairman of the Examinations Committee, proceeded 
with the examinations of: Rev. Woodson P. Booth, White 
Hill, Pocket and Euphronia Churches; Rev. Gerald N. 
Reiff, El Bethel Church; Rev. John A. Womeldorf, Faith 
Presbyterian Church, Guilford College. They were examined 
in Experimental Rehgion and views in Theology by Dr. 
McMullen; on the Sacraments by Rev. W. H. Kryder; and 
on Church Government by Rev. John N. Wilson. 

The examinations were sustained in their several parts 
and as a whole. Rev. Woodson P. Booth, Rev. Gerald N. 
Reiff and Rev. John A. Womeldorf accepted the calls of 
their respective churches and they signed the book of 
Ministerial Obligations. 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. C. W. Jennings, Chairman, relative 
to the installations of Rev. Woodson P. Booth in the White 
Hill, Pocket and Euphronia Presbyterian C^mrches; Rev. 
Gerald N. Reiff in the El Bethel Presbyterian Church and 
Rev. John A. Womeldorf in the Faith Presbyterian Church. 
The report was adopted and the following Commissions 
were appointed: 

Commission to install Rev. Woodson P. Booth in the White Hill 
Presbyterian Church, R.F.D., Sanford, N. C, January 26, 1958, at 
11:00 a.m. is as follows: Rev. W. L. Foley, to preside and propound 
the constitutional questions ; Rev. Marion J. Murray to preach the 
sermon; Elder Sheldon Coffer to charge the congregation and Rev. 
J. B. Garrett, invited from Fayetteville Presbytery, to charge the 
pastor. Elder C. B. Ellis to complete the Commission. 
Commission to install Rev. Woodson P. Booth in the Pocket Presby- 
terian Church, R.F.D., Sanford, N. C, January 26, 1958, at 6:00 p.m. 
is as follows: Rev. W. L. Foley to preside and propound the consti- 
tutional questions; Rev. J. B. Garrett, Fayetteville Presbytery, to 
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and Rev. Don Carson to charge the pastor. Elder Roscoe Gladden to 
complete the Commission. 

Commission to install Rev. Woodson P. Booth in the Euphronia 
Presbyterian Church, R.F.D., Sanford, N. C, January 26, 1958, at 
7:30 p.m. is as follows: Rev. J. B. Garrett, Fayetteville Presbytery, 
to preside and propound the constitutional questions; Rev. W. L. 
Foley to preach the sermon; Elder F. L. Knight, M.D., to charge the 
congregation and Rev. John Wilson to charge the pastor. Elder 
James Campbell to complete the Commission. 

Commission to install Rev. Gerald N. Reiff in the El Bethel Presby- 
terian Church, R.F.D., Leaksville, N. C, January 26, 1958, at 7:30 
p.m. is as follows : Rev. John C. Whitley to preside and propound the 
constitutional questions; Dr. T. H. Patterson to preach the sermon; 
Elder Douglas Richardson to charge the congregation; Rev. C. W. 
Jennings to charge the pastor; Elder Arthur Holman to offer the 
prayer and Elder Paul Evans to complete the Commission. 

Commission to install Rev. John A. Womeldorf in the Faith Presby- 
terian Church, Guilford College, N. C, February 9, 1958 at 3:30 
p.m. is as follows: Rev. Allen C. McSween to preside and propound 
the constitutional questions: Dr. T. H. Patterson to preach the 
sermon; Rev. W. M. Currie to charge the congregation; Rev. M. S. 
Huske to charge the pastor; Elder Mack Abrams to offer the prayer 
and Elders L. H. Bennett and Charles S. Wilkins to complete the 
Commission. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Elder Charles Wilkins, Chairman. The 
report was received as information and the recommenda- 
tions adopted as follows: 

A. General Recommendations 

1. That the Council express its admiration, appreciation and thanks 
for the service of Mrs. Whittington as Secretary in the Office of 
Presbytery. 

2. That the Treasurer's reports be considered as tentative unaudited 
reports and received as information. 

3. That Presbytery approve the proposed move of the Westminster 
Presbyterian Church from its present site to a new site on Friendly 
Road in the western part of Greensboro. 

4. That Presbytery now request Rev. Hugh Reid Montgomery, pastor 
of the mother church, to introduce the petitioners of the Murphey 
School Chapel who desire to be organized into a Presbyterian 
Church. 

5. That Presbytery grant the petition to organize a new Presbyterian 
Church in the Southwestern part of Greensboro, N. C, from the 
Murphey School Chapel petitioners as listed: 

PETITION TO ORANGE PRESBYTERY TO ORGANIZE THE MURPHEY SCHOOL CHAPEL, 

GREENSBORO, N. C. 

We, the undersigned, now meeting in the Murphey School respectfully 
ask the Presbytery of Orange to organize us into a new Presbyterian 
Church. We pledge ourselves to become charter members and to support 
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Signed : 

R. E. McCorkle 

Mrs. R. E. McCorkle 

C, Bob Adams 

Charles E. Adams 

Herbert Reese 

Mrs. Jack L. Coble 

J. Birl Buffaloe 

Mrs. J. Birl Buffaloe 

Jack L. Coble 

Susan A. Conneil 

Mr. and Mrs. Addison L. Hill 

George Woodward, Jr. 

Chick Woodward 

Mrs. Alice Woodward 

Mrs. Charles E. Adams 

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Herndon 

Mrs. Herbert Reese 

Mrs. Tommie Hinton 

Mrs. Howard Coe 

Mrs. John D. Carter, Jr. 



Carolyn Pearman 

John B. Pearman 

Mrs. Ivey P. Conneil 

Marshall A. Conneil 

Harry L. Howie, HI 

Harry L. Howie, Jr. 

Mrs. Harry L. Howie, Jr. 

Tommie M. Hinton 

Mr. and Mrs. George W. Woodward 

John D. Carter, Jr. 

Joseph R. Scott, Sr. 

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Perkins 

Mrs. Joe Keller 

Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wallace 

Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Hines 

James W. Herndon 

Gordon Cobb Hollingsworth, Jr. 

Mary Justice 

Mr. and Mrs. Marion Lee 



6. That a Commission to organize a Church in Southwest Greensboro 
be appointed by the Moderator as follows: 

Ministers: W. M. Currie, First Church, Greensboro; H. R. Mont- 
gomery, Glenwood; A. C. McSween, Starmount; R. H. Stone, 
Executive Secretary; L. W. Adkins, Sedgefield — Alternate; J. W. 
Flora, First Church, Greensboro — Alternate. 

Elders: L. H. Bennett, Guilford Park; W. M. Brown, Glenwood; 
C. T. McNary, First Church, Greensboro; C. S. Wilkins, Star- 
mount; F. B. Gray, Glenwood — Alternate; W. N. Watts, Glen- 
wood — Alternate. 

7. In keeping with the directive of Presbytery on July 11, 1957, that 
the Council make a clear statement relative to "Regular Benevolent 
Gifts and Special Institutional Causes or Campaigns," that the 
Presbytery reaffirm its position as set forth in the Manual of 
Orange Presbytery, P. 62, Item 4 : 

"All requests for special financial campaigns in the Presbytery 
shall be submitted to the Council. The Council shall study these 
requests and make recommendations to Presbytery concerning 
them." 

8. That Orange Presbytery express its appreciation to the Stated 
Clerk, and through him, to the Permanent and Temporary Clerks, 
for their careful attention to detail and the orderliness of their 
work with which they have recorded and printed the Minutes of 
Presbytery. 

B. Stewardship Committee Recommendations 

1. That on the basis of the 1958 acceptances reported already by 
the churches of Presbytery and additional estimated income from 
the few churches who made no report, plus gifts not usually sent 
through Presbytery's Office, the proposed 1958 Budget be adopted 
observing that it will probably be the first budget ever adopted 
by Presbytery based on actual anticipated income. 

BENEVOLENCE BUDGET FOR 1958 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES : 

World Missions $ 90,464 

Church Extension : . 39,252 



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Christian Education 14,676 

Annuities and Relief 10,663 

General Fund Agencies 22,376 

Inter Church Agencies 569 

45.9% = $178,000 $178,000 

SYNOD'S CAUSES: 

Church Extension . $ 7,346 

Homes : 

(regular 3,121 

Presbyterian Home (special 1,041 

(regular 10,405 

Barium Springs Home (special 10,405 

Chrisitian Education 4,502 

Higher Education., 45,794 

Christian Campus Life 4,716 

Synod's Office Causes : 7,670 

24.5% = $ 95,000 $ 95,000 

PRESBYTERY'S CAUSES: 

Church Extension $ 78,000 

Christian Education 6,000 

Glade Valley 6,000 

Camp New Hope 8,000 

Office of Presbytery 17,000 

29.6% = $115,000 $115,000 



100.00% = $388,000 

BENEVOLENCE ACCEPTANCES CHURCHES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
CHURCH YEAR 1958 

1956 1957 1958 

Churches Givings Askings Acceptances 

TOTAL $337,400 $380,096 $377,978 

Alamance $ 9,908 $ 13,000 $ 13,000 

Asheboro 6,762 7,200 7,200 

Bessemer 2,000 2,000 2,500 

Bethany 4,800 4,900 5,700 

Bethel 1,800 2,000 2,500 

Bethesda 1,036 1,800 1,000 

Bethlehem 1,091 900 1,080 

Black Memorial *(250) 

Brentwood 1,491 2,000 1,625 

Broadway 1,210 1,500 (1,000) 

Buffalo (G) 7,521 9,000 7,500 

Buffalo (L) 1,244 1,600 1,800 

Burlington First 22,947 24,000 30,000 

Chapel Hill 4,800 5,500 5,760 

Covenant 23,553 25,000 21,631 

Crestwood 640 500 1,000 

Cross Roads 1,068 3,000 (1,600) 

Cumnock 201 200 200 

Dogwood Acres 111 600 200 

East Burlington 64 600 (150) 

Edgewood _'_ 680 720 (500) 

Efland 500 720 (500) 

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Eno 551 1,200 1,200 

Euphronia 73 240 240 

Fairfield 486 1,000 400 

Faith 250 

Farmville 10 120 (100) 

Glenwood 2,021 2,600 3,120 

Goldston 250 (100) 

Graham 13,647 18,000 15,000 

Greensboro First 100,589 103,000 105,000 

Greenwood 1,042 1,200 1,145 

Griers 282 250 (282) 

Guilford Park 2,822 3,000 5,490 

Gulf 200 200 

Hawfields 5,288 7,200 7,600 

Haywood 200 200 (200) 

High Point First 31,577 30,000 30,000 

Hillsboro 2,702 3,000 3,000 

Hillview 125 200 300 

Hope View 524 500 500 

Jonesboro 2,140 2,500 2,800 

Leaksville First 2,484 3,000 3,000 

Little R. 1,883 1,800 1,500 

Madison 3,601 4,200 2,800 

Meadowside 642 1,400 1,200 

Mebane 9,918 11,000 11,000 

Memorial 840 720 1,000 

Milton 655 720 750 

Morningside 750 420 

Mt. Vernon Springs 567 720 600 

New Hope 400 1,000 800 

Northside 999 1,500 2,500 

Oakview 121 120 120 

Park Avenue 2,778 3,000 3,600 

Piedmont 3,475 4,600 4,000 

Pittsboro 1,014 900 700 

Pleasant Grove 170 400 (170) 

Pocket 268 750 750 

Randolph 500 500 700 

Red House 175 400 200 

Reidsville First 7,994 12,600 9,500 

Riverview 398 1,000 500 

St. Andrews 1,364 1,300 (1,200) 

Salem 200 600 (200) 

Sanford First 19,336 19,500 20,000 

Sedgefield (250) 

Shiloh 3,601 4,000 3,700 

Siler City 720 1,000 800 

Smyrna 21 300 450 

Speedwell 450 450 495 

Springwood 1,035 1,200 1,200 

Starmount 7,584 9,000 11,050 

Stoneville 88 438 650 

Stony Creek 903 1,100 800 

Trinity 496 500 500 

Wentworth 287 228 350 

Westminster 2,765 3,900 3,000 

White Hill 889 1,000 1,000 

Yanceyville . 332 1,900 1,200 

Murphy School Chapel 500 

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2. That the Stewardship Committee be authorized by Presbytery to 
work with the Benevolent Treasurer in establishing a "Working 
Percentage" for distribution of all undesignated gifts sent through 
the Treasurer's Office for the purpose of attaining the budgeted 
distribution as closely as possible. 

3. That the Presbytery tax for 1958 remain the same as for 1957. 

4. That the lay visitation teams who gave of their time so generously 
to study our Benevolent Program and to present it to our church 
officers, and that those churches who recognized the growing 
opportunities for proclaiming the gospel abroad and voluntarily 
adopted increased apportionments for 1958 be heartily commended 
and that the Every Church Canvas for Benelovences be developed 
and conducted during the next Stewardship Season. 

CAMP NEW HOPE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Deacon J. R. Ingram, after a motion was 
carried that he be given the privilege of the floor. The 
report was received as information and the recommenda- 
tions adopted as follows: 

1. That Presbytery express appreciation to Mr. John Latta, who has 
served so efficiently as Business Manager since April 1, 1957. 

2. That Presbytery continue to place in its budget sufficient amount 
so as to enable your Board to keep Camp New Hope in a good 
state of repair and to make such added improvements as are 
necessary for the successful operation of Presbytery's broad 
camping program. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Dr. T. Henry Patterson and the recom- 
mendations adopted as follows: 

1. That Presbytery authorize and direct its Trustees to sign an 
agreement giving right of way to the Highway Commission of the 
State of North Carolina from Highway No. 86 to the entrance 
of Camp New Hope provided the State will maintain the roadway 
to the New Hope Church and to Camp New Hope. 

2. That Presbytery authorize and direct its trustees to give title 
to the property known as the Sedgefield manse to the Trustees 
of said Church, if and when provided the congregation of the 
Sedgefield Church raises the money, or makes arrangement to 
borrow on long term note, to pay present deed of trust at Guilford 
National Bank in the amount of $8,000.00 

T. Henry Patterson, Secretary to Board 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Dr. Chester Alexander. 
The report was received as information and the recommen- 
dations adopted as follows: 

SUB-COMMfTTEE ON CANDIDATES 

1. That Mr. M. M. Foust of the Memorial Church, Greensboro, and 
Mr. Kenneth Rogers of the Edgewood Church, Sanford, be ap- 



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proved as candidates for the Gospel Ministry pending their ex- 
aminations. 

2. That Mr. James P. Carse be received as a candidate for the 
Gospel Ministry by transfer from the Milwaukee Presbytery, 
U. S. A. Church, subject to examination by Presbytery. 

3. That Presbytery proceed with the examination of Mr. Foust and 
Mr, Rogers at this time and that Rev. C. H. Reckard, Chairman 
of the Sub-Committee on Candidates, conduct the examination. 

The Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Candidates, Rev. 
C. H. Reckard, introduced and presented Elder M. M. Foust, 
J. K. Rogers, and James Carse of Memorial, Edgewood and 
Chapel Hill Churches respectively, for the purpose of exam- 
ining them as candidates for the Gospel ministry, in accord- 
ance with Paragraph 108 of the Book of Church Order. 
The Examination in experimental religion and motives for 
desiring to become a minister was conducted by Rev. C. H. 
Reckard. The motion was carried that the examination 
be sustained. The Moderator then proposed the questions 
required by the Book of Church Order, which were an- 
swered in the affirmative. The charge was delivered by 
Rev. Louie V. Andrews, and a prayer of consecration was 
led by Rev. John N. Wilson. 

CAMPUS CHRISTIAN LIFE 

1. That Presbytery endorse the Campaign for $300,000 for Campus 
Christian Life and urge the churches of Presbytery to give their 
full support to this campaign. 

2. That the churches of Presbytery, which have not yet subscribed 
to the Queens College Centennial Fund Campaign, make every 
effort to do so at the earliest possible date. 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ELECTED 

The Nominations Committee presented the report of their 
nominees for Commissioners to the General Assembly. 
The following were elected : 

Nominees elected for Minister Commissioners, Principals: Jack Scott, 
John Parks, Robert Turner, John Whitley, Wesley Jennings; Alter- 
nates: 1. Vance Barron, 2. W. M. Baker, 3. Marion Murray, 4. E. C. 
Brammer, 5. W. L. Hodgkin. 

Nominees elected for Ruling Elder Commissioners, Principals: John 
Yount, Leaksville; H. P. Morrison, High Point, First; W. H. Sullivan, 
Covenant; Dr. F. L. Knight, Sanford, First; W. B. Mayhew, Glen- 
wood; D. J. Walker, Jr., Burlington, First; Alternates: 1. L. H. 
Bennett, Guilford Park; 2. C. P. Jones, Bethlehem; 3. C. S. Wilkins, 
Starmount; 4. Frank Southerland, Mebane; 5. Guy Richmond, Cross 
Roads; 6. Fred Carlson, Greensboro, First. 

The motion was carried that the six men, both ministers and 
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missioners. The Stated Clerk called Presbytery's attention 
to the fact that the alternates succeed the principals accord- 
ing to number, beginning with number one. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

An invitation from the Presbyterian Church of the Cov- 
enant had already been accepted for the Spring Adjourned 
Meeting of Orange Presbytery which will be held on April 
17, 1958 at 9 :30 a.m. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. After 
Presbytery voted to adjourn, Dr. Joseph Garrison led the 
Presbytery in prayer. 

Elder Irvine C. Crawford, Moderator 
Rev. K. M. Misenheimer, Permanent Clerk 
Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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INDEX 

Page 

ADDRESSES - - — - - 3, 4 

Ministers - — - - - - — 3 

Permanent Committees of Orange Presbytery - 4 

Trustees _ — - - - 4 

AMENDMENT TO BOOK OP CHURCH ORDER— Approved - 28 

AMENDMENTS TO THE MANUAL 28, 33, 41 

Adopted 41 

Proposed - - - - - 28, 33 

BOND SALE, Authorized - 29, 42 

CANDIDATES - 9, 54 

Roll - -- - - - 9 

Received— J. P. Carse, M. M. Foust, J. K. Rogers 54 

CHURCHES - 10, 18, 22, 36, 39, 40, 50 

Asheboro, First — Name Changed — - - 40 

Covenant of Chapel Hill — Records Deposited Montreat ___ 39 

Faith, Name Changed 22 

Mailing Directory _ — 10 

Murphey School Chapel — Organized .— _ _ 50 

No Elder Present - - - — - ._. 18, 36 

Westminster — Site Changed - 50 

CLERKS, Temporary— Elected — 37 

COMMISSIONERS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Election of 55 

COMMISSIONS APPOINTED -..-33, 49, 50, 51 

Installations for 

Rev. Woodson P. Booth 49, 50 

Rev. J. A. Boyd 33 

Rev. Gerald N. Reifif 50 

Rev. John A. Womeldorf _ _ ._ 50 

Organization — Murphey School Chapel — 51 

COMMISSIONS, REPORTS OF 22, 23, 25, 32, 40, 48 

Installations for 

Rev. Lee William Adkins 23 

Rev. T. Henry Patterson 40 

Rev. William Clark Porter, III 22 

Minister and His Work _. 25, 32, 48 

COMMITTEES— Appointed, Elected - -. 24, 27, 28, 29, 41, 44, 46 

Amendments to Manual (Special Committee) — 28 

Annuities and Relief (Special Committee) .— 46 

Bills and Overtures 41 

Bond Sale (Special Committee) .. 29 

Courtesy 27, 41 

Installations 41 

Installation and Welcome, Dr. Stone (Special Committee) 24 

Nominations (Elected) .-. 44 

Records and Amendments to B. C. O 41 

COMMITTEES— Reporting 20, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 37, 40, 

42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 49, 50, 51, 54, 55 

Amendments to Manual (Special Committee) 33 

Annuities and Relief 27, 46 

Bond Sale (Special Committee) 42 

Christian Education 28, 33 

Church Extension 29, 42 

Courtesy 28, 46 

Examinations 27, 32, 49 

Higher Education 54, 55 

Sub-Committee on Candidates 54 

Sub-Committee on Campus Christian Life 55 

Homes .- 30 

Installations - — 33, 49 

Installation and Welcome — Dr. Stone (Special Committee) 34 

Nominations 24, 43 



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INDEX (Continued) 

Page 

Orders 20, 37 

Records and Amendments to B. C. O., Confession of Faith 28 

Sessional Records — - - 45 

Special Campaigns for Institutions, etc. (Special Committee) 30, 51 

World Missions _ 47 

COMMUNICATIONS - 21, 39 

COUNCIL, Report of 24, 50 

Sub-Committee, Stewardship _. 24, 51 

DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 6 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, Service of Welcome, Installation 34 

HISTORICAL SKETCHES 19, 37 

Bethel Church 19 

Meadowside Church — __— — 37 

MINISTERS - - - 21, 26, 27, 32, 39, 40, 48 

Change in Terms of Calls — 40 

Dismissed 

Rev. M. D. Harper to Brazos Presbytery 26 

Rev. David C. Moss to Winston-Salem Presbytery : 39 

Received 

Rev. W. P. Booth from Lexington-Ebenezer Presbytery 39 

Rev. J. A. Boyd from Abingdon Presbytery 21, 32 

■ ■ ' Rev. Milton P. Brown from Louisville Presbytery 21 

Rev. G. N. ReifT from Winston-Salem Presbytery 39 

Rev. R. H. Stone from Mecklenburg Presbytery 21 

Rev. S. N. Thomas from Wilmington Presbytery 21 

Rev. J. A. Womeldorf from Lexington Presbytery 40 

Reynolds Fund for Retired Ministers 48 

Stated Supply Relationships — Established, Reconfirmed 

Rev. W. M. Baker and Crest wood Church — Reconfirmed 22 

Rev. Milton P. Brown and Morningside Church — Established . 27 

Rev. J. A. Boyd and Trinity Church — Established 26 

MAILING DIRECTORY OF CHURCHES 10 

MODERATOR 

Nomination of . 30 

Election of 37 

MURPHEY SCHOOL CHAPEL— Organized _ 50 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTIONS 26, 39 

Bethel and Rev. David C. Moss 39 

Pittsboro and Rev. M. D. Harper : 26 

PASTORAL RELATIONS— Established ...26, 32, 33, 48, 49, 50 

Euphronia, Pocket, White Hill with Rev. W. P. Booth . .48, 49, 50 

El Bethel with Rev. G. N. Reiff _ 48, 50 

Faith with Rev. John Womeldorf _ 48, 50 

Springwood with Rev. J. A. Boyd .26, 32, 33 

PRESBYTERY _ 3, 17, 20, 21, 31, 32, 34, 35, 38, 39, 56 

Communications , .... 21, 39 

Dockets 20, 38 

Invitations for Meetings 39 

Meetings of ...17, 32, 34 

Ministerial Roll 3 

Recessed Meeting 31 

Roll ...17, 32, 35 

Time and Place of Next Meeting 31, 56 

Visiting Brethren 21, 39 i 

STATED CLERK'S REPORT ...... 40 

STONE, DR. R. H., Exec. Sec, Received, Installed - 21, 27, 34 | 

TRUSTEES, Report of, Directives to 24, 30, 54 I 

Camp New Hope — 54 

Glade Valley 24 

Orange Presbytery .....24, 30, 54 



FORM OF BEQUEST 



"I , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North Carolina (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's work as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the bequest 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 
tery.) 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

"The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of 
people who would like to leave at least a part of their money 
or property where it will be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Master. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good 
securities ; the income from the investments to be given by 
the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institu- 
tion which in its judgment appears to be the most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequest in 
this way: 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security 
of the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most good at that time. 

"3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the Pres- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause that year ; 
in fact, where it was most needed each year." 



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PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE COVENANT 
Greensboro, N. C. 
April 17, 1958 

CALLED MEETING 

BUFFALO (L) PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Sanford, N. C. 
June 2, 1958 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-EIGHTH STATED MEETING 

STONY CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
R.F.D. 4, Burlington, N. C. 
Thursday, June 19, 1958 



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PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE COVENANT 
Greensboro, N. C. 
April 17, 1958 

CALLED MEETING 

BUFFALO (L) PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Sanford, N. C. 
June 2, 1958 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-EIGHTH STATED MEETING 

STONY CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
R.F.D. 4, Burlington, N. C. 
Thursday, June 19, 1958 

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ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

(AS OF AUGUST 1, 1958) 

Adkins, Lee W. - - 4210 Wayne Rd., Greensboro 

Alexander, Chester, D.D 504 Fountain PI., Burlington 

Andrews, Louie V 1729 McKnight Mill Rd., Greensboro 

Baker, W. M. ^ - 1600 E. Lexington, High Point 

Barron, Vance, Th.M Box 505, Chapel Hill 

Birdseye, Irving E 2319 Fairfield Ave., Greensboro 

Booth, Woodson P R.F.D. 1, Sanford 

Brammer, Edwin C, Jr. — . 714 Elwell Ave., Greensboro 

Brown, Ben F. R.F.D. 10, Box 269, Greensboro 

Brown, Milton P., Jr._. 1211 Ruffin St., Durham 

Buchanan, Ralph L. ^ R.F.D. 1, Mebane 

Bullock, P. Leslie, Th.D Flora Macdonald College, Red Springs 

Callis, Cecil C Box 207, Yanceyville 

Cappel, Samuel S - Mebane 

Carse, Jas. P Y.MC.A., Chapel Hill 

Carson, R. Don, Th.M 212 Hawkins St., Sanford 

Currie, W. M 1205 Colonial, Greensboro 

Dail, John R. R.F.D. 6, Sanford 

Dickson, Albert P Plumtree, N. C. 

Eliason, John E _.. .1405 Glenside Dr., Greensboro 

Fitzpatrick, Chas. G- R.F.D. 2, Asheboro 

Flora, Joseph W., Jr. 3408 Normandy Rd., Greensboro 

Garrison, Joseph M., D.D 214 N. Ridgeway Dr., Greensboro 

Hix, Douglas W. King College, Bristol, Tenn. 

Hodgkin, W. L. __ , - Milton 

Huske, Marion S 1611 Walker Ave., Greensboro 

Holler, Zeb N., Jr. --509 Woodlawn Ave., Greensboro 

Jennings, Charles Wesley — 213 Virginia Ave., Spray 

Johnston, Frank S R.F.D. 1, Leasburg 

Kesterson, Jefferson T 1128 Westover Ter., Greensboro 

King, Hardin A R.F.D. 1, Burlington 

Massey, Wm. E., Jr .-R.F.D. 3, Mebane 

McCann, Jerry C 2106 Crestridge Rd., Greensboro 

McFayden, H. R -.Oak Ridge 

McLaughlin, W. C, D.D 112 Yamamoto Dori, 4 Chome, Ikuti Ku, Kobe, 

Japan 

McMullen, Robert J., Sr., D.D. 208 Vance St., Chapel Hill 

McNatt, J. P. H. ..-2031 Wesley PL, High Point 

McSween, Allen C 304 Waverly Way, Greensboro 

Millard, J. M R.F.D. 10, Greensboro 

Mills, Carl E 1884 Mayfair, Greensboro 

Misenheimer, Kay M. .__ .....715 W. Fourth St., Siler City 

Montgomery, H. Reid- 1116 Lexington Ave., Greensboro 

Moorefield, David R., Th.M.-... — M.G.C., Box 1075, Duke Station, Durham 

Murray, Marion J 416 E. Main St., Sanford 

Parks, John G., Jr Box 575, Reidsville 

Patterson, T. Henry, D.D - 202 Decatur St., Madison 

Piephoff, Z. T., Sr 1200 S. Main, Graham 

Porter, W. C, III Box 906, Cedar Grove 

Reckard, C. H. Box 372, Hillsboro 

Redhead, John A., Jr., D.D ___ .— First Presbyterian Ch.. Greensboro 

Reiff, Gerald N R.F.D. 1, Box 67A, Leaksville 

Rice, W. M. . - 2509 Fernwood, Greensboro 

Schenck, L. B., Ph.D Davidson College, Davidson 

Scott, Jack Brown Paris, Ky. (School address: 445 Riddle Rd., 

Cincinnati 20, Ohio) 
Seals, D. Hilton Sylva 

Sherrod, Burton M. 1113 Dixie Street, Burlington 

Skinner, J. Don 1938 Wilkins St., Burlington 

Smith, Harry E. ._ -.. Box 505, Chapel Hill 

Smith, William O ... R.F.D. 2, Chapel Hill 

Stark, Carl H., Jr., Th.M 1002 Grace Ave., Burlington 

Stone, R. H., D.D. Box 9005, Greensboro 

Thomas, Samuel N. .....506 Lindsay St., High Point 

Thompson, W. T., D.D 1221 Rennie Ave.. Richmond 27, Va. 

Turner, Robert Lee R.F.D. 5, Reidsville 

Wade, James H. 804 S. Park St., Asheboro 

Watts, Roy E., D.D 1310 Woodland Dr., High Point 

Westerfield, W. H 231 Locust Lane, Danville, Va. 

Whitley, John C. 501 Moir St., Leaksville 

Willingham, E. L. 2520 Church St., Greensboro 

Wilson. John N. 113 Robins Rd., Apt. A., Sanford 

Womeldorf, John A Guilford College 



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SPRING ADJOURNED MEETING 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE COVENANT 
Greensboro, N. C. 
April 17, 1958 

The Spring Adjourned Meeting of Orange Presbytery was 
called to order at 9:30 A.M. by the Moderator, Elder 1. C. Craw- 
ford, in The Presbyterian Church of the Covenant on Thursday, 
April 17, 1958. The Moderator led the Presbytery in prayer. 

A meditation preceding the communion was given by Dr. 
John A. Womeldorf. The host pastor. Dr. Joseph M. Garrison, 
was assisted in the Communion Service by Rev. C. Linwood 
Cheshire, Jr. The following Elders of The Church of the Cov- 
enant served the elements : Messrs. Z. N. Holler, Ray Hill, Edgar 
Allred, V. L. Trexler, and Dr. J. A. Highsmith. 

The following memorial to Dr. E. E. Gillespie was read by 
Rev. R. H. Stone. 

MEMORIAL TO REVEREND ERNEST EUGENE GILLESPIE, D.D. 
1869-1958 

The Presbytery of Orange pauses in loving memory and to do honor 
to one of the best known, best loved and most used of God of the many 
of her sons. At the meeting of the General Assembly in 1949 the past 
Moderator of the Assembly was asked to unveil a portrait of this son of 
Orange — Dr. Ernest Eugene Gillespie, whom he declared to be "the most 
beloved man within the Synod." 

The name "Gillespie" of Scottish derivation and taken from the Gaelic 
means "attendant or servant of the bishop." Historically, the Gillespies 
have been noted for their resourcefulness, initiative, integrity, piety, per- 
severance, forcefulness, fortitude, patience, courage, loyalty and leader- 
ship. Each one of these traits is epitomized in the subject of our memorial. 

Dr. Gillespie was born October 4, 1869 in Greensboro, N. C., and was 
the son of Daniel Denniston and Catharine Woodburn Gillespie — members 
of the Buffalo Church in which the father was an elder and was mustered 
out of the Army of the Confederacy on May 2, 1865. His great grandfather 
was Col. Daniel Gillespie, a member of the Buffalo congregation, twice a 
member of the House of Commons and later for five years a State Senator. 
He was a proponent of freedom being a participant in the Battle of the 
Regulators on May 16, 1771 and was a commanding officer throughout the 
Revolutionary War. 

In his ancestry beginning in Scotland there are three ministers including 
Rev. George Gillespie (1613-1648) who lived during the period of the 
Westminster Assembly and it is thought that he led the prayer which gave 
the definition of God. 

When Dr. Gillespie received infant baptism in the Buffalo Church he 
was dedicated to the Gospel ministry. At the age of seventeen he made a 
public profession of his faith in Christ and united with the First Presby- 
terian Church. The next year — 1887 — he became a charter member of the 
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He attended the local schools, studied Greek privately and in 1893 re- 
ceived his Bachelor of Arts degree from Guilford College. In 1894 he 
received a similar degree from the University of North Carolina where 
he so distinguished himself in his scholastic work that he was elected to 
the Phi Beta Kappa. 

The young University graduate did Home Mission work in Stokes County 
in 1894 and there he organized Sunday Schools and conducted religious 
activities. That Fall he entered Union Theological Seminary in Virginia 
and in 1897 was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Divinity. 

At that time Orange Presbytery wanted a man full of tact and energy 
and wisdom and consecration to be a pioneer Home Missionary and open 
a new work in Ashe County. He volunteered and ixiade his home in Jeffer- 
son. The First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro paid his salary of 
$50.00 per month. With this he maintained himself and his horse— the 
mode of travel until he possessed a small organ and then a buggy became 
necessary. He made lasting friends for Christ and Presbyterianism. Dur- 
ing his stay there he through evangelistic meetings and personal work 
won enough people to organize a Church. Then Orange Presbytery or- 
ganized the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church and the young minister helped 
to cut the trees, manufacture the lumber and construct the church. Groups 
of people in Jefferson and Obids were also won to Christ and his successor 
organized churches there. All this was done with phenomenal rapidity 
for within two years the Synod of North Carolina elected him to be 
Superintendent of Home Missions — a movement that had been leading 
and challenging the Assembly in evangelistic, soul winning and church 
erection endeavors. For six years he again lived in Greensboro as he 
directed and inspired others in winning souls to Christ. 

From 1905 until 1924 he lived without the Synod and was in his one 
happy and fruitful pastorate — The First Presbyterian Church of York, 
S. C. A splendid growth in many ways was manifest — organization, build- 
ings, equipment, services, stewardship, spirituality and membership. The 
Church grew from 321 to in excess of 680. He rendered outstanding service 
to Bethel Presbytery and to the Synod of South Carolina. 

During his sojourn in South Carolina his prince-of-the-pulpit abilit* <? 
were known and a number of larger churches were calling him to their 
pastorates. His organizing and administrative gifts were similarly recog- 
nized and he was overtured again and again to become the administrative 
head of our Church institutions. But God was apparently saving him for 
the crowning work of a ministry of over fifty years — and that within 
his home Synod, where he could have his home town and home Presbytery 
as a base of operations. 

In 1924 he was recalled by the Executive Committee of Home Missions 
in the Synod of North Carolina to become for the second time the Superin- 
tendent of Home Missions. For the next twenty-four years until his 
retirement in 1948 his great gifts and powers of mind and heart were 
used without stint in Evangelism, Home Missions, Stewardship, Negro 
Work, Defense Service Council, Educational Institutions and he was the 
leading spirit in the building and operation of the William Black Home 
at Montreat, of which he was the President of the Board of Trustees. 

Dr. Gillespie has been greatly loved and honored. He has been Moderator 
of Presbyteries and of the Synod of South Carolina and the Synod of 
North Carolina. Again and again he has been a Commissioner to the 
General Assembly. The Presbyterian College of South Carolina conferred 
upon him the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity. 

He was loved and honored and adored in his home. In 1905 he was 
married to Miss Mattie Lee Mclver, of Gulf, N. C. This union was blessed 



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with four chiFdren — two of whom survive, Mrs. Lois Gillespie (Mrs. 
Clarence Ford, Jr.) and Mr. John Mclver Gillespie. 

After a long, busy and fruitful ministry in which he was loved by 
thousands and ^ his influence felt across the Assembly at the close of the 
day on Februtry 22, 1958 he peacefully fell asleep to be awakened in 
heaven by the leserved plaudit, ''Well done, good and faithful servant . . . 
Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." 

' "No, not cold beneath the grasses, 
^ Not close-walled within the tomb; 

Rather, in our Father's mansion, 

Busy in another room." 

The Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. Marion S. Huske. 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present. 

ROLL 



MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Lee W. Adkins Sedgefield 

Chester Alexander W. Ralph Payne Burlington First 

Louie V. Andrews Memorial 

Vance Barron Auburn Wright Chapel Hill 

W. M. Baker P. Hunter Dalton Crestwood 

Irving E. Birdseye Carl Whiteside Guilford Park 

Woodson P. Booth K. S. Coffer White Hill 

Frank Gilliam Pocket 

Edwin C. Brammer, Jr L. W. Smith, Sr Bessemer 

Sam S. Cappel F. M. Southerland Mebane 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr Harry M. Clark Park Avenue 

W. M. Currie (Assoc. P.).. Greensboro First 

John R. Bail P. E J. G. Edwards St. Andrews 

J. A. Waddell Black Memorial 

W. L. Foley K. M. Wicker Buffalo (L) 

;Sv Joseph M. Garrison Raymond Hill Church of Covenant 

W. L. Hodgkin Milton 

Red House 

Marion S. Huske L. A. Walker Westminster 

C. W. Jennings E. C. Kimball Riverview 

F. S. Johnston J. H. Warren Griers 

W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 

Jeff Kesterson (A. P.) Church of Covenant 

Hardin A. King Howard Pearson Shiloh 

Wm. H. Kryder R. E. Stratford Graham 

H. R. McFadyen 

J. A. Mclntyre J. E. Warren Randolph 

R. J. McMullen 

J. P. H. McNatt A. K. Martin Brentwood 

Allen C. McSween Raymond Monroe, Jr Starmount 

J. M. Millard 

Carl E. Mills Roy Heath Meadowside 

K. M. Misenheimer Siler City 

Mt. Vernon Springs 

David R. Moorefield 

H. Reid Montgomery Walter A. Clark Glenwood 

Guy M. Morrow Henry J. Thiel Stony Creek 



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MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 



Z. T. Piephoff. 



-F. C. Wilson 


Jonesboro 


-R. A. Hinson 


Reidsville First 


-_James A. Wilson 


Madison 




Bethany- 


-Bill Dorset! 


Little River 


Ira 1. Miller 


Eno 



John A. Redhead, Jr G. Worth Covington Greensboro First 

W. H. Bogart Greensboro First 

E. Frank Andrews Greensboro First 

C. H. Reckard Sydney Green Hillsboro 

Gerald N. Reiff Wm. J. Chambers El Bethel 

Thos. B. Ruff H. E. McCollum Wentworth 

W. G. Rakestraw Smyrna 

L. E. Childress Hillview 

J. Don Skinner Northside 

Harry E. Smith 

(Mins. Stu.) Chapel Hill 

Wm. 0. Smith New Hope 

Efland 

Carl H. Stark, Jr J. G. Edwards Piedmont 

R. H. Stone (Exec. Sec.)__- 

S. N. Thomas (A.P.) High Point 

Robert Lee Turner Harvey Carroll Greenwood 

W. A. Rankin Speedwell 

James A. Wade R. E. Kizer Asheboro First 

Roy E. Watts V. W. Idol, Sr High Point First 

W. H. Westerfield 

E. L. Willingham Moir M. Ayers Buffalo (G) 

John A. Womeldorf Faith 

A. G. Greeson, Sr Alamance 

H. M. Pearson Bethel 

C. J. Law Bethesda 

T, D. Lloyd Bethlehem 

Tom C. Stanley, Sr Leaksville First 

Victor King Morningside 

C. Bob Adams St. Paul 

Robert Dalrymple Salem 

Walton G. Sugg Sanford First 

C. D. Covington Yanceyville 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDERS PRESENT 

Broadway, Cross Roads, Dogwood Acres, Cumnock, East Burlington, 
Edgewood, Efiand, Euphronia, Farmville, Goldston, Gulf, Hawfields, 
Haywood, Hope View, Memorial, Milton, Mt. Vernon Springs, New 
Hope, Oakview, Pittsboro, Red House, Siler City, Springwood, Stone- 
ville, Trinity, Sedgefield, Bethany, Northside. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Elder John Barney of the Church of the Covenant extended 
a cordial welcome to the Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDERS, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Dr. Joseph M. Garrison. The printed 
docket was approved, as follows: 



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DOCKET SPRING ADJOURNED MEETING PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

Thursday, April 17, 1958, 9:30 A.M. 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE COVENANT 
Corner Walker Avenue and S. Mendenhall Streets 
Greensboro, N. C. 

9:30 Presbytery called to Order, Elder Irvine Crawford, Moderator 
Communion Meditation — Dr. John A. Womeldorf 
Communion Service — Dr. Joseph M. Garrison and Rev. C. Linwood 

Cheshire, Jr. 
Memorial to Dr. E. E. Gillespie 
Roll Call 

Words of Welcome — Mr. John Barney 

Report of Committee on Orders — Dr. Joseph M. Garrison 
Introduction of visiting brethren 

Communications and announcements. (All Committee reports are 
to be distributed at this place on the Docket) 
11:30 CHURCH EXTENSION, Report of, Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman 
COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of 

Elder H. P. Morrison, Chairman 
EXAMINING COMMITTEE FOR THE RECEPTION OF 

MINISTERS— Dr. Ben F. Brown, Chairman 
INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of, 

Rev. David Moorefield, Chairman 
12:30 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman 

12:45 Recess for lunch 
1:45 Reconvene 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, Report of, Rev. Lee W. Adkins, Chm. 
HOMES COMMITTEE, Report of, Rev. Don Skinner, Chairman 
2:00 WOMEN'S WORK COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Rev. Z. T. PiephofF, Chairman 
SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ANNUITIES AND RELIEF, 
Report of. Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Chairman 
2:30 CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Dr. Chester Alexander, Chairman 
Sub-Committee on Candidates, Report of. Rev. C. H. Reckard 
3:15 COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, Report of. 

Elder Chas. S. Wilkins, Chairman 
NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Rev. Ralph L. Buchanan, Chairman 
NOMINATIONS for next Moderator 

Time and Place of next meeting (June 19, 1958 — Stony Creek) 
Unfinished Business 
New Business 

Reading and Correcting Minutes 
Adjournment 



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VISITING BRETHREN 

By action of the Presbytery, the following ministers were 
invited to sit as visiting brethren: Rev. John P. LaForte, 
United Presbyterian Church; Rev. Vernon B. McGehee, of 
Albemarle Presbytery and Rev. John R. Dail in transit 
from Fayetteville Presbytery. Candidate Guy F. Miller 
and Mr. Charles Hamilton of the Greensboro News were 
recognized. Privileges of the Floor were extended to Mr. 
H. P. Morrison, Chairman of the Commission of the Min- 
ister and His Work and Mr. Chas. S. Wilkins, Chairman 
of the Presbytery's Council. 

The following Elders attending Presbytery for the first 
time were introduced : Messrs. Walter Clark, Glenwood ; 
C. R. Adams, St. Paul; H. M. Pearson, Shiloh; Harvey 
Carroll, Greenwood; Moir M. Ayers, Buffalo (G) ; Ray 
Hill, Church of the Covenant; Ralph Payne, Burlington 
First; F. C. Wilson, Jonesboro; John A. Waddell, Black 
Memorial, and L. E. Childress, Hillview. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were read, referred or dis- 
position made as indicated: 

1. Requests for non-attendance at this meeting of Presbytery were 
read from Revs, John Wilson, Milton P. Brown, Jr., Ralph Buc- 
hanan, John Whitley and Cecil Callis. They were excused. 

2. Resignation of Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. as Stated Clerk, 
as pastor of the Park Avenue Church as of June 15, 1958, and 
request for transfer to the Presbytery of Louisiana. The con- 
gregation was heard through Mr. Harry Clark who said the 
Park Avenue Church reluctantly concurred. The resignations 
were accepted. The pastoral relations dissolved and he was 
granted a letter of transfer as requested. 

3. From Fayetteville Presbytery dismissing Rev. John R. Dail, to 
be received today, as pastor-elect of the St. Andrews and Black 
Memorial Churches. 

4. From Mecklenburg Presbytery dismissing Candidate Wm. E. 
Massey, Jr. called to the pastorate of the Cross Roads Church. 
The transfer was received. 

5. Minutes of Commissions to install Dr. John Andrew Womeldorf, 
Pastor of the Faith Presbyterian Church; to install Rev. W. P. 
Booth, pastor of the White Hill, Euphronia and Pocket Presby- 
terian Churches and to install Rev. Gerald Reiff, pastor of the 
El-Bethel Church were read and committed to record as follows: 

MINUTES OF COMM5SSION TO INSTALL DR. JOHN A. WOMELDORF PASTOR OF THE 
FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at the Faith Presbyterian Church on February 9, 1958 at 3:00 P.M. 
and was opened with prayer by Rev. Allen C. McSween. Members present 
were Revs. Allen C. McSween, T. Henry Patterson, Wm. M. Currie, Marion 



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S. Huske and Ruling Elders Chas. S. Wilkins and M. S. Abrams. A quorum 
was present and Mr. M. S. Abrams was elected Clerk. Rev. Allen C. 
McSween presided in the worship service and Rev. T. Henry Patterson 
preached the sermon using as a subject, "The Kingdom of God and the 
Church." Mr. McSween recited the proceedings of Presbytery and pro- 
pounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and to the congrega- 
tion. These being answered in the affirmative Dr. Womeldorf was installed 
pastor of the Faith Presbyterian Church according to paragraphs 136-140 
Book of Church Order. Mr. Huske delivered the charge to the minister 
and Mr. Currie the charge to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced by the 
newly installed minister. The leaders of the congregation came forward 
and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Dr. T. Henry Patterson. 

Allen C. McSween, Moderator 
M. S. Abrams, Clerk 

M[NUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. W. P. BOOTH 

The Commission, according to appointment of Orange Presbytery, met 
in the White Hill Presbyterian Church on January 26, 1958 at 11:00 A.M. 
and was opened with prayer by Rev. J. B. Garrett. Members present: 
Revs. W. L. Foley, J. B. Garrett and Marion J. Murray and Ruling Elder 
C. B. Ellis. A quorum was present. Mr. C. B. Ellis was elected clerk. 
Rev. W. L. Foley presided in the worship service. Rev. Marion J. Murray 
preached the sermon from the text Matt. 16:18. Rev. W. L. Foley recited 
the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions 
to the minister and to the congregation. These being answered in the 
affirmative. Rev. W. P. Booth was installed as pastor of the White Hill 
Church according to paragraphs 136-140, Book of Church Order. Rev. 
J. B. Garrett delivered the charge to the minister and Mr. C. B. Ellis to 
the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced by the newly 
installed minister. The leaders of the congregation came forward and 
gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and affec- 
tionate regard." 

The Commission recessed with prayer by Rev. W. L. Foley to meet at 
the Euphronia Church with members present as above except Rev. M. J. 
Murray and Mr. C. B. Ellis and in addition Rev. J. N. Wilson and Dr. 
F. L. Knight, M.D., and was opened with prayer by Rev. J. B. Garrett, 
who presided in the service of worship. Rev. W. L. Foley preached the 
sermon from Col. 1:9-12. Rev. J. B. Garrett recited the proceedings of 
Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions to the minister 
and to the congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. 
W. P. Booth was installed as pastor of the Euphronia Presbyterian Church, 
asrreeably to the Word of God and the Book of Church Order. Rev. J. N. 
Wilson delivered the charge to the pastor and Dr. F. L. Knight to the 
congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced by the newly 
installed pastor. The leaders of the congregation came forward and gave 
him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and affectionate 
regard." 

The Commission recessed with prayer by Rev. J. N. Wilson to meet in 
the Pocket Presbyterian Church with members present as above except 
Revs. J. N. Wilson and Marion J. Murray and Mr. C. B. Ellis and Dr. 
F. L. Knight, and in addition Rev. R. Don Carson and Elder C. D. McLeod, 



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and was opened with prayer by Rev. R. Don Carson. Rev. W. L. Foley 
presided in the service of worship. Rev. J. B. Garrett preached the sermon 
from the text Judges 7:21. Rev. W. L. Foley recited the proceedings of 
Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions to the minister 
and congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. W. P. 
Booth was installed as Pastor of the Pocket Church, agreeably to the 
Word of God and the Book of Church Order. 

Rev. R. Don Carson delivered the charge to the pastor and Mr. C. D. 
McLeod to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced by the newly 
installed pastor. The leaders of the congregation came forward and gave 
him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and affectionate 
regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission was adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. W. L. Foley. 

W. L. Foley, Moderator 
C. D. McLeod, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. GERALD N. REIFF 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at El Bethel Presbyterian Church January 26, 1958 at 7:15 and 
was opened with prayer by Rev. John C. Whitley. Members present: 
Revs. John Whitley, C. W. Jennings, T. Henry Patterson, and Ruling 
Elders Paul Evans and Douglas Richardson. A quorum was present. 
Rev. C. W. Jennings was elected clerk. Rev. John Whitley presided in 
the worship service. Dr. Patterson preached the sermon from Luke 14:23. 
Mr. Whitley recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the 
Constitutional questions to the Minister and the congregation. These 
being answered in the affirmative. Rev. Gerald Reiff was installed as 
Pastor of the El Bethel Church, according to Paragraphs 136-140 of the 
Book of Church Order. Mr. Jennings delivered the charge to the Minister 
and Mr. Douglas Richardson to the congregation. Mr. Paul Evans gave 
the installation prayer. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the newly 
installed minister, and the leaders of the congregation came forward and 
gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and affec- 
tionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission was adjourned 
with prayer by Dr. Patterson. 

John C. Whitley, Moderator 
C. W. Jennings, Clerk 

6. A request from Candidate James J. Watkins that he be trans- 
ferred to Abingdon Presbytery was granted. 

7. A letter from the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
announced the dissolution fo the pastoral relations between Rev. 
Jas. T. Benjamin and the Dogwood Acres Presbyterian Church 
and the authorization of his transfer to Piedmont Presbytery. 

8. A letter from Rev. Lee Willingham, for the Session of the 
Buffalo (G) Presbyterian Church, extending an invitation to 
Orange Presbytery to meet there at its first opportunity. With 
appreciation the Presbytery accepted the invitation to meet there 
in its January 1959 meeting. 

9. Mr. C. E. Scott's letter of resignation as a member of the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work, It was accepted. 



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10. Request of Dr. Dwight M. Chalmers for list of churches with 
buildings still in use which were erected prior to 1861. The 
request was granted. 

11. Requests were made and granted to the following churches to 
change the terms of the calls of their pastors: 

Meadowside, Rev. Carl Mills, from $3,720.00 salary and $300.00 car 
allowance to $4,200.00 including car allowance. 

Fairfield Church, Rev. W. Clark Porter III, an increase of $40.00. 
Eno, Rev. W. Clark Porter III, from $1,400.00 to $1,470.00. 

12. CALLS TO A PASTOR: 

Received from East Burlington to Rev. Burton Sherrod 
Cross Roads to Candidate Wm. E. Massey, Jr. 
Hope View to Candidate John E. Eliason 
Dogwood Acres to Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick 
Saint Paul to Rev. Jerry Clinton McCann 

SENATOR W. KERR SCOTT S DEATH 

A motion was carried that in view of the sudden death of 
our outstanding Senator and friend, Kerr Scott, and in 
recognition of his outstanding statesmanship and church- 
manship, that Presbytery record and extend our deepest 
sympathy to his family and that a committee be appointed 
to prepare suitable resolutions. 

The Moderator proceeded to appoint the following com- 
mittee to prepare a resolution : Dr. Chester Alexander, 
Chairman, Elder Edgar Allred of the Church of the Cov- 
enant, and Elder H. P. Morrison of the First Church of 
High Point. 

The following resolution was read and adopted by Pres- 
bytery : 

We, the members of Orange Presbytery convened for the Spring 
Adjourned meeting of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 
Greensboro, North Carolina, April 17, 1958, wishing to express our 
sorrow and the sense of loss we have sustained in the death of our 
friend and fellow Elder, Senator W. Kerr Scott, and. 
Wishing to express our sincere appreciation for his service to our 
church, our State and our Nation, hereby adopt the following reso- 
lutions : 

Be it resolved: That Orange Presbytery express its gratitude to God 
for the dedicated service Mr. Scott rendered to the Kingdom of God 
as a leader and officer of the local church, as a fellow Elder, former 
Moderator and committeeman of Presbytery; 

That in his passing, we are conscious of our loss of a personal friend, 
a distinguished leader and a loyal churchman with whom we have 
enjoyed happy Christian fellowship, by whose moral courage we 
have been inspired; by whose example of neighborliness and Christian 
family life we have been blessed and strengthened; by whose faith- 
fulness to duty and unselfish devotion to the public good has set for 
us, his fellow churchmen, a noble example. 

That we extend to his family our heart-felt sympathy in their sorrow 
and assure them of our prayers for God's comfort and blessing upon 
them, and 



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That a copy of these resolutions be sent to his family and be spread 
on the Minutes of Orange Presbytery as a memorial of his labors 
among us and our sincere appreciation of his Christian character 
and ideals. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Edgar Allred 

H. P. Morrison 

Chester Alexander, Chairman 

Committee 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman. The 
report was received as information and the recommenda- 
tions were adopted as follows: 

1. That Presbytery request the churches to see that the Committee 
on Church Extension receives its full apportionment of the 
Benevolence Quota. 

2. That the Churches of Orange Presbytery give all needed assist- 
ance to the sale of bonds in the Presbytery. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Elder H. P. Morrison, Chairman. The 
report, with its recommendations, was admitted to record 
and follows : 

1. The following appeared before the Commission requesting disso- 
lution of the pastoral relationship : 

1. The Reverend James T. Benjamin appeared before the Com- 
mission on February 4, 1958 with a request that the pastoral 
relation between himself and the Dogwood Acres Presbyterian 
Church, Asheboro, N. C. be dissolved in order that he might 
accept a call of the Piedmont Presbyterian Church, Piedmont, 
S. C. Mr. C. Don Alexander, Ruling Elder of the Dogwood 
Acres Church, stated that the church in a regularly called 
congregational meeting had reluctantly concurred with Mr. 
Benjamin in his request for the dissolution of the pastoral 
relationship. The request was granted and the Stated Clerk 
was requested to send a certificate of dismissal to the Presby- 
tery of Piedmont, Synod of South Carolina, along with a 
letter of commendation. 

2. The Reverend J. A. Boyd, pastor of the Springwood Presby- 
terian Church, Whitsett, N. C, appeared before the Com- 
mission on March 4, 1958, with a request that the pastoral 
relation between himself and the Springwood Church, be 
dissolved as of March 31st, in order that he might return to 
his immediate past pastorate, the Green Spring and Cleveland 
field, in Abingdon Presbytery. Mr. Robert Spence, ruling 
elder of the Springwood Church, reported that the church in 
a duly called congregational meeting, had concurred reluctantly 
in the request for the dissolution of the pastoral relationship. 
The request of Mr. Boyd was granted, and the Stated Clerk 
was requested to send a certificate of dismissal to the Presby- 
tery of Abingdon, Synod of Virginia, along with a letter of 
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2. The Commission has received and examined the following com- 
munications and calls: 

1. The congregation of the East Burlington Presbyterian Church 
has called the Reverend Burton M. Sherrod, of Guerrant 
Presbytery, to be pastor of the East Burlington Church. Terms 
of the call are as follows: 

Annual salary of $4,200.00 
- Manse and 7 1/2% of salary into Ministers' Annuity Fund 

Annual vacation of one month. 

2. The congregation of the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church has 
called Mr. William E. Massey, Jr., Seminary student at Union 
Theological Seminary, Richmond Virginia to be pastor of the 
Cross Roads Church. Terms of the call are as follows: 

Annual salary of $4,200.00 

Manse and 71/2% of salary into Ministers' Annuity Fund 
Annual vacation of one month. 

3. The congregation of the Hope View Presbyterian Church has 
called Mr. John E. Eliason, Seminary Student at Union The- 
ological Seminary, Richmond Virginia, to be pastor of the 
Hope View Church. Terms of call are as follows: 

Annual salary of $4,200.00 

Manse and 7 1/2% of salary into Ministers' Annuity Fund 
Annual vacation of one month. 

4. The congregation of the Dogwood Acres Presbyterian Church 
has called the Reverend Charles Fitzpatrick, of Albemarle 
Presbytery, to be pastor of the Dogwood Acres Church. Terms 
of the call are as follows: 

Annual salary of $4,200.00 

Manse and 7 1/2% of salary into Ministers' Annuity Fund 
Annual vacation of one month. 

5. The congregation of the Saint Paul Presbyterian Church 
(Community Chapel Presbyterian Church) has called the 
Reverend Jerry Clinton McCann, of Wilmington Presbytery, 
to be pastor of the Saint Paul Church. Terms of the call 
are as follows: 

Annual salary of $4,200.00 

Manse and 7 ¥2% of salary into Ministers' Annuity Fund 
Annual vacation of one month. 

6. The congregation of the Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church 
has called the Reverend John R. Dail, of Fayetteville Presby- 
tery, to be pastor of the Saint Andrews Church. Terms of the 
call are as follows: 

Annual salary $3,500.00 

Manse and 7%% of salary into Ministers' Annuity Fund 
Annual vacation of one month. 

7. The congregation of the Black Memorial Presbyterian Church, 
has called the Reverend John R. Dail, of Fayetteville Presby- 
tery, to be pastor of the Black Memorial Church. Terms of 
the call are as follows: 

Annual salary $1,000.00 

Without manse and 7 ¥2% of salary into Ministers' 
Annuity Fund 

Annual vacation of one month. 



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3. Each of these churches has been requested to give serious con- 
sideration to participating in the Insurance program of our 
Denomination. 

4, The Commission recommends that these calls be approved. 
EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Rev. H. R. McFayden, acting in behalf of Dr. Ben F. Brown, 
Chairman, proceeded with the examination of Rev. John 
R. Dail. He was examined in Experimental Religion by 
the Moderator; his views in Theology by Mr. McFayden; 
on the Sacraments by Rev. W. H. Kryder and on Church 
Government by Rev. Vance Barron. The examinations 
were sustained in their several parts and as a whole. 

Mr. Dail accepted the calls of the St. Andrews and Black 
Memorial Presbyterian Churches. He signed the book of 
Ministerial Obligations. 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. David Moorefield, Chairman, relative 
to the installations of Rev. John R. Dail in the St. Andrews 
and Black Memorial Churches. The report was adopted and 
the following Commission was appointed to install him on 
June 15th at 3:00 P.M. in the Black Memorial Church and 
at 7:30 P.M. in the St. Andrews Church: 

Rev. W. L. Foley, Chairman and propound questions 
Rev. R. Don Carson to preach the sermon 
Rev. R. H. Stone to charge the pastor 
Rev. Sam Thomas to charge the congregation 
Elders — Mr. Glenn Edwards of St. Andrews 
Mr. L. W. Cook of Black Memorial 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Wesley Jennings in the absence 
of Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman. The report was re- 
ceived as information. 

A RESOLUTION OF THANKS TO REV. C. L. CHES- 
HIRE, JR. was read by Rev. J. M. Millard as follows: 

WHEREAS, Clarence Linwood Cheshire, Jr., minister of the Park 
Avenue Presbyterian Church of Burlington, has served that Church 
well since 1947: the Church maintaining a steady growth and spiritual 
tone — with a Sunday School membership as large as the Church 
enrollment — which makes a very wholesome outlook for the future 
of that Church: 

WHEREAS, also, he has served the whole church well, being a good 
Presbyter, serving as temporary clerk, permanent clerk, moderator 
and Stated Clerk of the Presbytery, commissioner to the General 
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preaching in many of our churches, and in being a good friend and 
counselor to us all; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, since he is leaving us to become 
the Executive Secretary of Louisiana Presbytery of the Synod of 
Louisiana, that we, thus formally, express our appreciation for him 
and his services, our sorrow caused by losing him (for he will be 
missed), and our hopes — even prayers — for the future usefulness 
and blessing of him and his in their new work, by a standing vote 
of appreciation. 

Presbytery responded to the resolution with a rising vote 
of appreciation. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ANNUITIES AND RELIEF, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Dr. T. Henry Patterson and was received 
as information. The Committee was dissolved with the 
appreciation of the Presbytery for its efforts. 

GLADE VALLEY MOTION 

A substitute motion was made for the following resolution 
relative to requesting that Orange Presbytery go on record 
requesting the Presbytery of Winston-Salem to concur with 
us as standing firmly with the standards of our Denomina- 
tion, the actions of its General Assembly and the Synod 
of North Carolina and the law of our Nation in relation 
to the Glade Valley School and its rules of admission so 
that said rules may in no wise be construed to exclude any 
applicant for admission upon the grounds of his or her race. 
By action of Presbytery this motion was tabled. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery took action to recess for lunch until 1 :45 P.M. 
and was led in prayer by Rev. W. M. Baker. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

At 1 :45 P.M. upon the reconvening of Presbytery prayer 
was offered by Dr. R. J. McMullen. 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Lee W. Adkins and 
was adopted and is as follows: 

COURTESY COMMITTEE makes the following recommendation: 
Presbytery of Orange at its 377th adjourned meeting wishes to 
express its sincere apDreciation to the officers, pastors and member- 
ship of the PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE COVENANT for 
their generous and warm hospitality. The organist and the elders 
of the church, with the officiating ministers, made the worship service 
an inspiring and memorable experience. The Presbytery expresses 
its thanks to the good ladies of the church who by their time and 



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effort have provided so adequately for our sustenance and to all 
others who have contributed to our comfort. The Presbytery requests 
the minister to convey its appreciation and gratitude to the con- 
gregation. 

Lee W. Adkins, Chairman 
Clark Porter 
A. C. Hall 

HOMES COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Don Skinner, Chairman. Mr. R. A. 
Short, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Home, was 
heard in an address in connection with the report which 
was received as information. 

WOMEN'S WORK COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Chairman. Mrs. 
Britt Armfield, President of the Women of Orange Presby- 
tery, gave an annual report of the work of the women. 
The recommendations were adopted as follows: 

1. That the Presbytery hear the report of the President of 
the Women of the Church of Orange Presbytery to be 
presented by Mrs. Britt M. Armfield. 

2. That the Presbytery of Orange commend the Women of 
the Church of Orange Presbytery for their faithful 
service to Christ and His Church during 1957 ... by 
a rising vote of thanks. 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Dr. Chester Alexander, Chairman, and 
was received as information. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Elder Chas. S. Wilkins, Chairman. The 
report with its recommendations was adopted: 
At its April 10th meeting the Council took cognizance of the 
fact of the resignation of Mr. Cheshire as Stated Clerk 
and in keeping with the directive of Presbytery, asked that 
R. H. Stone assume the Office of Stated Clerk as of April 
17, 1958. 

The Council suggests that Presbytery elect Dr. R. H. Stone 
as Stated Clerk for Mr. Cheshire's unexpired term which 
will coincide with Dr. Stone's term as Executive Secretary. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That Presbytery hear Mr. Paul Boone, Chairman of the Audit 
Committee, and consider his Committee's recommendations of 
the Council. 



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2. That the Presbytery cancel the authorization of Mr. E. Frank 
Andre^vs to sign checks. See Minutes of Presbytery, Volume 
CLXXXVIII, page No. 27. 

3. That Presbytery adopt the "Guide to the Duties of the Executive 
Secretary," which follows this report. 

4. That the Presbytery hear Rev. Wm. M. Currie, Chairman of the 
Church Extension Committee, concerning the proposed Church 
and Manse Building Fund, which has been approved by the 
Council of the Presbytery and is presented for the approval of 
the Presbytery. 

5. That Presbytery reconsider its previous instruction to the Council 
to buy or build a manse for the Executive Secretary by the 
middle of June 1958, and 

(a) Instruct the Council to pay a rental allowance of not over 
$1500.00 per year to the Executive Secretary, or 

(b) Buy or build a manse at a cost not to exceed $25,000.00. 
The Presbytery took action authorizing the Council to buy or build 
a manse at a cost not to exceed $25,000.00. 

GUIDE TO THE OFFICE AND DUTIES 
OF THE 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

Prepared by the Council of the Presbytery as instructed by the Presbytery 

April 17, 1958 

THE OFFICE AND DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 
IN ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
PREAMBLE 

The office and duties of the Executive Secretary in Orange Presbytery 
necessitate a relationship with all phases of the work of the Presbytery. 

Any one relationship could involve a full-time responsibility and effort. 
This creates the need for clearly defining the Secretary's work and service 
with reference to each relationship. 

The use of an Executive Secretary in the work of a Presbytery is rela- 
tively new. Some very fine efforts have been made to describe the nature 
of this office. It is sufficient here to say it is one of high responsibility, 
and one of great need, and calls for our best leadership. Being new, the 
pattern and channels of service differ somewhat in the various Presbyteries 
making it necessary for each Presbytery to set up its own plan of action. 
Any plan should have some flexibility as the office grows into full usage 
and changes with varying needs. 

I. THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY'S ROLE AS STATED CLERK. 

Under the action of the Presbytery the Executive Secretary serves 
as the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery. He is elected by the Presby- 
tery and holds office for three years, subject to re-election at the will 
of the Presbytery. 

In fulfilling this function the Executive Secretary is responsible 
directly to the Presbytery. The functions of this office are stated 
in Paragraphs 54 and 77 of the Book of Church Order. This is a 
time consuming responsibility which involves many details. One of 
the most important factors in successful service in this responsibility 
is for the churches to cooperate in all matters referred to them. One 
missing record holds up all records. 



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II. THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY'S ROLE AS CENTRAL TREAS- 
URER. 

As the Central Treasurer, the Executive Secretary is the channel 
through which a particular church gets its benevolent gifts to the 
various causes of the church. This is primarily a bookkeeping or 
banking responsibility. The Executive Secretary should be furnished 
clear instructions by each church so that he will be enabled to carry 
out the designation of any gifts. He will follow the plan of distribut- 
ing all undesignated gifts as instructed by the Presbytery on the 
basis of the approved percentages. As the Central Treasurer, the 
Executive Secretary is responsible to the Presbytery. 

III. THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY AND THE COUNCIL. 

The Executive Secretary by virtue of his office as Stated Clerk is an 
ex-officio member of the Council. He will assist the Council in the 
formation of its plans and in the performance of its duties in every 
way possible. From time to time the Council may deem it wise to 
request special services of the Executive Secretary, such as supplying 
information concerning proposed new churches, preparing various 
statistical summaries of the life and work of the church and providing 
stewardship promotional material and other special emphases. 

IV. THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY AND THE COMMISSION ON 
THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK. 

By virtue of his office, the Executive Secretary is "Field Secretary" 
to the Commission on the Minister and His Work and will assist 
the Commission in the performance of its function. In dealing with 
churches without pastors he will take the initiative in offering 
counsel and advice relative to the proper procedures whereby churches 
may avail themselves of the services of the Commission. 
At all times he will be alert to needs in the particular church and 
will bring such needs to the attention of the Commission as far as 
these concern the work of the Commission. 

He will assist the Commission in locating available ministers and 
provide vital data relative thereto for the information and study of 
the Commission. 

Upon request of the Commission he will act as the agent of the 
Commission in disseminating information relative to the action of 
the Commission. 

V. THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY AND THE COMMITTEES OF 
THE PRESBYTERY. 

The function of the Executive Secretary with reference to all com- 
mittees is primarily that of encouraging these committees to work 
and perform their authorized duties, but in no instance does he have 
the responsibility or the authority assigned by the Presbytery to 
the committees. When possible he will make available to the com- 
mittees any vital information necessary in avoiding overlapping of 
work or the clashing of interests. It is important that all committees 
confer with the Executive Secretary so that they can be properly 
scheduled. 

At all times the Executive Secretary will endeavor to route various 
matters coming to his attention to the proper committees. 
The responsibility and functions of the several committees have been 
outlined in the Manual of the Presbytery. The Presbytery's work 
in Christian Education is under study at present and the Manual 
may be changed. As it now stands, the Manual calls for the Executive 
Secretary to serve as ''Field Secretary" for the ''Education Com- 



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mittee." The Manual also says that the Executive Secretary is 
"Field Secretary" of the Church Extension Committee. 

VI. THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY AND THE INDIVIDUAL 
CHURCHES OF THE PRESBYTERY. 

Particular Churches of the Presbytery are requested to seek informa- 
tion, advice and assistance of the Executive Secretary when needed. 
Churches without pastors and churches functioning with the help 
of the Church Extension Committee should communicate with the 
Executive Secretary for the counsel and assistance which he can 
offer. The executive Secretary's office is a bureau of information for 
the Presbytery, and can supply information to all churches about 
the denominational program and policy. The Executive Secretary 
can refer the local Church to the proper committee or commission 
as may be needed under the circumstances; or he may refer them to 
the proper procedure as specified in the Book of Church Order or the 
Manual of the Presbytery. 

The particular Church will want to know the Executive Secretary 
personally and make use of his experience and knowledge as his 
time allows him to make personal appearances in pulpits and before 
various groups in particular churches. 

VII. THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY AND THE CENTRAL OFFICE 
OF THE PRESBYTERY. 

The central office of the Presbytery is under the general supervision 
and direction of the Executive Secretary. In this central office all 
valuable records are to be cared for; all vital information important 
to the life of the churches collected and disseminated; and good 
public relations maintained through adequate general publicity which 
will benefit the work of the Presbytery. 

It should be understood that whereas the Executive Secretary has 
the responsibility for the foregoing work in relationship to the total 
work of the church and for maintaining up-to-date records and 
rendering prompt service, he will of necessity often act by delegating 
various responsibilities to the necessary office and clerical help needed 
to perform his functions. 
The Council expresses its great gratitude to Dr. Joseph M. Garrison, 
who performed the greater part of the work in preparing the Guide. 

COMMITTEE ON AUDITS, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Mr. Paul G. Boone, Chairman. The firm 
of Lindsay, Squires, and Everett, Certified Public Account- 
ants of Greensboro, N. C. made a detailed audit of the 
books of the Treasurer of Orange Presbytery : Dr. T. Henry 
Patterson serving for the period of January 10, 1957 
through September 30, 1957, and Dr. R. H. Stone, serving 
October 1, 1957 through January 10, 1958, as follows: 

1. General and Miscellaneous Benevolences 

2. Operating Expense Fund 

3. Committee on Christian Education 

4. Office of Orange Presbytery 

The receipts and disbursements of these accounts were found to be 
in order, properly kept and in balance. 

Detailed Audit of the books of Thomas M. Richmond, Treasurer of the 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery, for the Church Year January 1, 1957 



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and ending December 31, 1957 was made by the firm of C. Ernest Eichorn 
and Company, Certified Public Accountants of Greensboro, N. C. His 
accounts were found to be in order, the books well kept and in balance. 

The books and records of the Committee on Church Extension of Orange 
Presbytery were examined by Hair, Apple and Bell, Certified Public Ac- 
countants of Burlington, N. C. These records were found to be in order, 
well kept and in balance and reflected accurately the activities of the 
Committee for the period January 12, 1957 through January 13, 1958. 

Audit of the books of John J. Deifell, Treasurer of the Trustees of 
Camp New Hope, was made by the firm of Lindsay, Squires and Everett 
of Greensboro, N. C, for the period of January 1st through December 
31, 1957. 

These books were found to be in order, well kept and in balance and 
correctly reflects the treasurer's receipts and disbursements for the year. 

Examination of the Operation Fund of Camp New Hope, Mrs. Christine 
Lockhart, Treasurer, covering the period of January 1, 1957 through 
December 31, 1957 was made by Lindsay, Squires and Everett. Cash 
receipts were test-checked to duplicate receipt records and traced to the 
depository. Disbursements were tested by examination of cancelled checks, 
invoices and other supporting data. 

Examination and Audit of the Maintenance Fund of Camp New Hope, 
Mr. John Latta, Business Manager and Treasurer, covering the period 
of January 1, 1957 through December 31, 1957, was made by the firm of 
Lindsay, Squires and Everett. Cash receipts were test-checked to duplicate 
receipt records and traced to the depository. Disbursements were tested 
by examination of cancelled checks, invoices and other supporting data. 

Signed Certificates of the Accounting Firms mentioned above are at- 
tached to and made a part of this Audit Report. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

It is the recommendation of the Audit Committee that these 
completed reports, hsted above, be accepted and printed 
in and made a part of the Minutes of this meeting of 
Orange Presbytery, both as a matter of information and 
as a permanent record. 

The Audit Committee notes that through oversight the 
auditors report of the Maintenance and Operation Funds 
of Camp New Hope were omitted from the Printed Minutes 
of April 11, 1957 meeting. 

It is our recommendation that this audit report be made a 
part of the printed minutes of this meeting of Orange 
Presbytery. 

LINDSAY, SQUIRES & EVERETT 
Certified Public Accountants 
Greensboro, N. C. 
March 3, 1958 

Chairman Auditing Committee 
Orange Presbytery 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
Dear Sir: 

In accordance with your instructions, we have audited the books of 
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R. H. STONE, TREASURER 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

for the period from January 10, 1957 through January 10, 1958, and sub- 
mit herewith our report consisting of: 

Exhibit "A" — Receipts and Disbursements 

General and Miscellaneous Benevolences 
Exhibit ^'B" — Receipts and Disbursements 
Operating Expense Fund 
Exhibit "C" — Receipts and Disbursements 
Committee on Education 
Exhibit "D" — Receipts and Disbursements 

Office of Orange Presbytery 
Schedule 1 — Reconciliation — Guilford National Bank 
Orange Presbytery — General Fund 
All recorded receipts were verified and traced to the depository bank. 
Expenditures are supported by endorsed cancelled checks, all of which 
were examined by us with the exception of those which had not been pre- 
sented to the bank for payment at the date of our examination. 

In our opinion, subject to the comments in the preceding paragraph, 
as to checks outstanding and unpaid at January 10, 1958, the statements 
of receipts and disbursements, Exhibits "A" through "D," correctly reflect 
the Treasurer's receipts and disbursements for the period then ended. 

Lindsay, Squires and Everett 
Certified Public Accountants 

Exhibit "A" 

GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS BENEVOLENCES 
R. H. Stone, Treasurer 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
From January 10, 1957 through January 10, 1958 

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
General Assembly: 

Cash 

Disburse- Balance 
Receipts ments 1/10/58 

Board of World Missions $ 76,947.73 $ 76,947.73 $ 

Board of Church Extension 28,444.25 28,444.25 

Board of Education 8,885.30 8,885.30 

Board of Annuities and Relief 10,627.04 10,627.04 

General Fund 18,744.25 18,744.25 

Inter-Church Agencies 409.84 409.83 .01 



$144,058.41 $144,058.40 $ .01 



Synod Causes: 

Inter-Church Agencies $ 409.83 $ 409.84 $( .01) 

Church Extension 8,684.59 

Educational Institutions 41,370.96 

Campus Christian Life 5,585.23 

Religious Education in the Synod 5,824.44 

Barium Springs Orphanage 16,130.61 

Presbyterian Home 7,404.08 



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Synod's Office 5,165.47 

Remittances 90,165.38 

$ 90,575.21 $ 90,575.22 $( 

Work of Presbytery: 

Church Extension $ 70,803.65 $ 70,803.65 $ 

Office of Orange^ Presbytery 14,899.40 14,899.40 

Christian Education in the 

Presbytery 4,469.62 4,469,62 

Trustees Camp New Hope 8,539.80 8,539.80 

Refund on Books 27.50 -0- 

$ 98,739.97 $ 98,712.47 $ 

$333,373.59 $333,346.09 $ 



.01) 



27.50 



27.50 



$ 27.50 
Exhibit "B'^ 



OPERATING EXPENSE FUND 
R. H. Stone, Treasurer 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

From January 10, 1957 through January 10 

Balance, January 10, 1957 (Deficit) 
Receipts from Presbytery Tax 
Refund of Over-Payment Stated Clerk's Salary 
Contributions from Layman 



1958 



$6,695.83 
125.00 
560.00 



TOTAL (Less Deficit Brought Forward) 

EXPENDITURES 
Taxes: 



General Assembly 
Synod of N. C. 

Stated Clerk: 
Salary Clerk 
Permanent Clerk 
Secretarial Help 

Expenses Stated Clerk's Office: 
Printing Minutes and Dockets 
Postage and Office Supplies 
Telephone 

Montreat Conference 

Committee and Commission Expense 

and Traveling 
Treasurer's Office Expense: 

Printing, Postage and Supplies 

Audit 

Box Rent 

Bank Service Charges 



$3,175.84 
1,129.15 



625.00 
40.00 
50.00 



943.50 
173.60 
18.49 
102.31 



116.53 
50.00 
4.50 
4.77 



$4,304.99 



715.00 



1,237.90 



150.12 



175.80 



262.05) 



7,380.83 



$ 7,118.78 



6,583.81 



RECEIPTS IN EXCESS OF EXPENDITURES AND 
DEFICIT BROUGHT FORWARD 



$ 534.97 



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>; Exhibit "C" 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 
R. H. Stone, Treasurer 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
From January 10, 1957 through January 10, 1958 

Balance, January 10, 1957 $3,752.44 
RECEIPTS 

From Churches 

L. Richardson Trust Fund 

Sales of Manuals and Materials 

Refund of Telephone Calls 



$4,364.62 
105.00 
38.09 

82.62 4,590.33 



TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 

BROUGHT FORWARD * $8,342.77 

DISBURSEMENTS 
Camp Operations: 

Summer Camp Program $2,000.00 

Camp Operation — Deficit 900.00 

Petty Cash Advance — Camp Director 100.00 

Camp Secretary 125.00 
Printing, Advertising, Manuals, and 

Craft Supplies 584.00 $3,709.00 



Sub-Committee Expense: 

Men's Work $ 350.00 

Young Adult Work 10.31 

Senior Work 22.60 

Pioneer 13.95 

Children's Work 1.60 

Camp New Hope 131.91 530.37 



Leadership Education: 

Leadership Schools: . $ 400.00 

Church School Workshops 89.57 489.57 



Director Christian Education: 

Rent $ 300.00 
Telephone 224.87 

Committee Expense 54.92 579.79 5,308.73 



BALANCE, January 10, 1958 $3,034.04 
Balance per Bank of Greensboro $1,845.58 
Deposit in Transit 1,222.62 



$3 068 20 

Less: Check Outstanding No. 293 ' 34^16 



$3,034.04 



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Exhibit "D'' 

OFFICE OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

R. H. Stone, Treasurer 
RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
From January 10, 1957 through January 10, 1958 

Balance, January 10, 1957 - $6,314.65 
RECEIPTS 

From Churches $14,203.91 

From Savings $3,000.00 

Interest on Savings 45.00 3,045.00 



L. Richardson Trust Fund 350.00 
Contribution to Stewardship 

Promotions by (2) Individuals 345.49 

Honorariums 50.00 



$17,994.40 

DISBURSEMENTS 

To Savings — Home Federal Savings and 

Loan Association $3,000.00 
Executive Secretaries: 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Salary $4,500.00 
Annuity 517.51 

Traveling 679.27 5,696.78 



Dr. R. H. Stone— Salary $ 1,500.00 
Annuity 129.37 
Manse Allowance 375.00 
Traveling Expense 216.18 2,220.55 



Salaries: 

Secretary $3,599.99 

Extra Office Assistance 375.08 $ 3,975.07 



Payroll Taxes (1957) 98.58 
Unremitted Withholding and 
Payroll Taxes — Fourth 

Quarter 1956 187.44 4,261.09 



Group Insurance 137.80 
Office Expense: 

Rent $ 1,273.92 

Telephone 310.02 

Postage, Printing and 

Office Supplies 396.72 

Service Contract on Equipment 126.75 2,107.41 



Promotion and Committee Expense 541.56 
Miscellaneous 194.47 



$18,159.66 

Purchase of Equipment 581.10 



$18,740.76 ( 746.36) 
BALANCE PER BOOKS $ 5,568.29 



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Schedule 1 

RECONCILIATION— GUILFORD NATIONAL BANK 
R. H. Stone, Treasurer 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY— GENERAL FUND 
January 10, 1958 

Balance per Bank $5,608.29 
Less: Check Outstanding No. 817 40.00 



$5,568.29 

C. ERNEST EICHHORN AND COMPANY 
Accountants 
1704 V2 Battleground Ave. P. 0. Box 2288 

Greensboro, N. C. 

March 10, 1958 

Trustees of Orange Presbytery 

Greensboro, 

North Carolina 

Gentlemen: 

We have examined the accounts and financial records of 

T. M. RICHMOND, TREASURER 
TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
for the year ended December 31, 1957. We submit herewith our report 
consisting of Exhibit "A," Cash Receipts and Disbursements and Analysis 
of Changes in Assets Held by Funds, together with the following comments. 

COMMENTS 

Stone Estate Trust Fund— $24,000.00— Invested as follows: 
Loans: 

First Presbyterian Church, Leaksville, N. C. $ 3,000.00 

Greenwood Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, N. C. 1,500.00 

Dogwood Acres Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, N. C. 2,000.00 

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. 654.00 

Northside Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. 8,000.00 

Smyrna Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, N. C. 8,000.00 



TOTAL LOANS 23,154.00 
Cash in Bank: (Checking Account) 

Security National Bank, Greensboro, N. C. 846.00 

$24,000.00 

Ail income earned on this fund is distributed to the First Presbyterian 

Church, Leaksville, N. C. The distribution during the period under review 
amounted to $622.29 consisting of the following income: 

Interest on Loans and Savings Accounts: 

First Presbyterian Church, Leaksville, N. C. $157.50 

Greenwood Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, N. C. 84.93 

Dogwood Acres Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, N. C. 91.19 

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. 54.00 

Memorial Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 144.67 

Home Federal Savings and Loan Association 90.00 



$622.29 



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Maryland Hickerson Fund — $1,250.00 

The principal amount of this fund, previously loaned to the Memorial 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C,, was repaid during the year and 
the principal sum is now on deposit with the Security National Bank in 
the regular checking account. The income is restricted to the African 
Board of World Missions. An analysis of the account is shown below: 
Balance on hand, January 1, 1957 $ 50.00 

Interest income on loan during year 49.00 
Principal sum, loaned to Memorial Church — repaid 1,250.00 



1,349.00 

Disbursements -0- 



BALANCE— DECEMBER 31, 1957 $1,349.00 

Cora Harrison Fund— $500.00 

This account was on deposit with the Home Federal Savings and Loan 
Association, Greensboro, N. C, but was withdrawn during the year and 
loaned to Northside Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. The income 
from this fund is restricted to support of aged ministers and their im- 
mediate dependents. An analysis of income is shown below: 

Balance on hand, January 1, 1957 $42.50 
Interest on savings during year ,• 7.50 



50.00 

Disbursements -0- 



BALANCE— DECEMBER 31, 1957 $50.00 

Mary I. Smith Loan Fund: 

This fund is on deposit in Savings Account with the Security National 

Bank, Greensboro, N. C. for loans to ministerial students without in- 
terest and with a maximum limit of $200.00. 

Balance on hand, January 1, 1957 , $ 54.35 

Repaid on loans during year 399.00 

Interest earned on savings account during year 32.74 



486.09 



Disbursements: 

Transferred to savings $400.00 
Interest accrued on savings account 32.74 432.74 



BALANCE— DECEMBER 31, 1957 $ 53.35 
General Fund 

Disburse- 

Receipts ments Balance 

Balance— January 1, 1957 $ 230.36 $ — $ 230.36 

Sedgefield Manse 16,715.34 16,715.34 -0- 

Faith Manse 26,302.49 13,475.00 12,827.49 

Transferred to Savings (Faith Manse) - 12,827.49 (12,827.49) 

Murphy Chapel 4,600.00 4,558.68 41.32 

Camp New Hope 6,312.50 6,312.50 -0- 

D. P. Foust Estate 2,660.99 2,660.99 -0- 



$56,821.68 



$56,550.00 $ 271.68 



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Less: Treasurer's Expenses 

Safe Deposit Box Rent $ 5.50 
Postage 5.00 
Audit (Deal, Colhoun & Co.) 25.00 35.50 



BALANCE— DECEMBER 31, 1957 $ 236.18 

Cash in Bank — Security National Bank, Greensboro, N. C. 
Analysis of Checking Account Balance: 

General Fund (Page 3) $236.18 

Less: Earmarked for Murphy Chapel 41.32 $ 194.86 



Stone Estate — Allocated to General Fund 138.75 
Balance held for Murphy Chapel 41.32 



General Fund— Total 374.93 

Stone Estate (Page 1) 846.00 

Maryland Hickerson Fund (Page 2) 1,349.00 

Cora Harrison Fund (Page 2) 50.00 

Mary L. Smith Loan Fund (Page 3) 53.35 



TOTAL (EXHIBIT "A", PAGE 2) $2,673.28 
The General Fund is used as a clearing account and any designated funds 
contained therein will be remitted to the respective agencies. Any funds 
not designated remain at the disposal of the trustees. 
Analysis of Savings Accounts Balances: 

In escrow for Faith Manse (See page 3) $12,827.49 
Mary I. Smith Loan Fund— Bal. Jan. 1, 1957 $800.00 
Added in 1957 (See page 3) 400.00 
Interest accrued in 1957 32.74 



Total in Mary I. Smith Loan Fund Savings 1,232.74 



TOTAL (EXHIBIT ''A", PAGE 2) $14,060.23 
Respectfully submitted, 

C. ERNEST EICHHORN AND COMPANY 

Accountants 

Schedule 1 

HAIR, APPLE AND BELL 

Certified Public Accountants 

Burlington, North Carolina 

Committee on Church Extension of Orange Presbytery 
First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, North Carolina 

Gentlemen: 

We have examined the books and records of the Committee on Church 
Extension of Orange Presbytery and based on data obtained therefrom, we 
have prepared the following statements: 

Schedule 1 — Receipts and Disbursements, 

From January 12, 1957 through January 13, 1958 
Schedule 2 — Building Disbursements, 

From January 12, 1957 through January 13, 1958 



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Our examination was made in accordance with generally accepted 
auditing standards applicable in the circumstances and included all pro- 
cedures which we considered necessary. 

In our opinion, the accompanying statements present fairly the ac- 
tivity of the Committee on Church Extension of Orange Presbytery for 
the fiscal period ended January 13, 1958, in conformity with generally 
accepted accounting principles applied on a basis consistent with that of 
the preceding year. 

Yours very truly, 



Hair, Apple and Bell 



March 1, 1958 



COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Burlington, North Carolina 
RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
From January 12, 1957 through January 13, 1958 
Balance, January 12, 1957 $ 18,861.66 

Receipts 



Churches of Orange Presbytery 

Trust Fund Receipts 

Foust Estate ' $2,660.99 

L. Richardson Estate 1,680.00 

Receipts from Notes and Loans 

Crestwood Presbyterian Church $1,500.00 

Guilford Park 5,000.00 

Sedgefield Church 3,395.34 

Memorial Presbyterian Church 4,000.00 

Miscellaneous 

Refunds on Ministers 

Annuities $ 50.00 
Proceeds from Sale of 

United States Bonds 5,251.36 
Interest from United 

States Bonds 375.00 
Funds from Board of Chris- 

tion Education General 

Assembly 3,500.00 
Loan from Security 

National Bank 5,000.00 

TOTAL RECEIPTS 



$ 76,803.65 



4,340.99 



13,895.34 



14,176.26 



109,216.34 



$128,078.00 



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Disbursements 

Salaries $ 18,072.50 

Building Disbursements — 

Schedule 2 ^ 74,340.00 

Annuity for Ministers ^ 

(Rev. R. B. Ruff) 40.00 
Repayment of Loan from 

Security National Bank 5,000.00 
Love Gift (Dr. T. Henry 

Patterson) 150.00 
Evangelism in Presbytery 45.66 
Student Summer Workers 1,100.00 
Loans 

Sedgefield Presbyterian Church $5,000.00 
Memorial Presbyterian Church 4,000.00 
Guilford Presbyterian Church 5,000.00 14,000.00 



Interest 

Sedgefield Note $ 45.00 

Security Bank and Trust 
Company Loan 37.50 82.50 



Bookkeeping 60.00 
Insurance for 407 

Hillcrest Drive 23.87 

Moving Expense 175.00 

Engineering Service 106.75 

Office Supplies and Expense 11.70 

Deposit Box Rent 5.50 

Clerk of Superior Court 6.50 



TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 113,219.98 



Balance, January 13, 1958 $ 14,858.02 

Schedule 2 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Burlington, North Carolina 
BUILDING DISBURSEMENTS 
From January 12, 1957 through January 13, 1958 

Blacks Chapel $ 1,500.00 

Crestwood Presbyterian Church 8,500.00 

Dogwood Acres Presbyterian Church 500.00 

East Burlington Presbyterian Church 500.00 

El Bethel 1,500.00 

Guilford College Presbyterian Church 23,500.00 

Hopeview Presbyterian Church 1,000.00 

Madison Presbyterian Church 500.00 

Memorial Presbyterian Church 6,000.00 

Murphy Property 4,600.00 

Randolph Presbyterian Church 1,500.00 

Sedgefield Presbyterian Church 6,500.00 

Smyrna Presbyterian Church 3,000.00 

St. Andrews 3,000.00 

Starmount Presbyterian Church 2,240.00 

Westminister Presbyterian Church 10,000.00 



TOTAL 



$74,340.00 



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LINDSAY, SQUIRES & EVERETT 
Certified Public Accountants 
Greensboro, N. C. 
April 9, 1958 

Board of Trustees, Camp New Hope 
Mr. John J. Deifell, Treasurer 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Gentlemen: 

We have examined the records of John J. Deifell, Treasurer, for the 
year 1957. 

All receipts were traced to the depository bank. 

Expenditures were supported by cancelled checks, all of which were 
examined by us and reconciled with the bank's statements. 

In our opinion the statement herewith correctly reflects the Treasurer's 
receipts and disbursements for the year ended December 31, 1957. 

Lindsay, Squires and Everett 
Certified Public Accountants 

TRUSTEES, CAMP NEW HOPE 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
JOHN J. DEIFELL, TREASURER 
Report for Year Ended December 31, 1957 

BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD $ 6,888.29 

Receipts: ^ 

Orange Presbytery (Old balance) $ .57 

Orange Presbytery — Contributions 5,437.90 
L. Richardson, Sr. Fund 210.00 
First Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, N. C. 

Women's Circle No. 10 $ 25.75 

Women's Circle No. 6 30.00 55.75 5,704.22 

(For Water Fountain) 

TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 

BROUGHT FORWARD $12,592.51 

Expenses: 

Interest Expense $1,312.50 
CAPITAL EXPENDITURES 
Building: 

Fitch Lumber Company $1,649.43 

R. E. McCauley, Plumbing 183.50 

Ray's Electric Company 64.59 

J. W. Latta, Labor 1,110.06 3,007.58 



Furniture .. 24.50 

Bronze Tablets ' 254.67 4,599.25 



$ 7,993.26 

Curtailment of Notes Payable 5,000.00 



BALANCE, DECEMBER 31, 1957 $ 2,993.26 



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LINDSAY, SQUIRES & EVERETT 
Certified Public Accountants 
Greensboro, N. C. 
May 29, 1958 

Audit Committee 
Orange Presbytery 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Gentlemen : 

We have examined the records of Camp New Hope Maintenance Fund 
and also the Summer Camp Operating Fund for the year 1957. 
All receipts were traced to the depository banks. 

Exrer«ditu>^es were supported by endorsed cancelled checks all of which 
were examined by us and reconciled with the banks' statements. 

"f^^ our oriirijon the statements herewith correctly reflect the Treasurer's 
receipts and disbursements for the year ended December 31, 1957. 

Lindsay, Squires and Everett 
Certified Public Accountants 

Exhibit ''A" 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

CAMP NEW HOPE 

REPORT ON OPERATIONS 

Year Ended December 31, 1957 

BALANCE, JANUARY 1, 1957 $2,010.64 
INCOME 

Meals $12,718.62 

Rent 9,146.91 

Store Sales 1,300.79 

Insurance and Medical Fees 521.19 $23,687.51 



Contribution by Board of Trustees 
of Orange Presbytery for 

Permanent Improvement 1,110.06 



EXPENDITURES 

Salary Superintendent $ 986.46 

Salaries, Buildings and Grounds 2.576.49 

Purchases of Food 7,966.42 

Store Purchases 1,236.11 

Kitchen Salaries and Wages 3,244.89 

Gas, Heat and Lights 448.09 

Insurance 953.41 

Telephone 150.80 

Payroll Taxes 175.42 

Truck Repairs. Gas, Oil and Tires 299.77 
Repairs and Maintenance, Building 

and Grounds 2,440.25 

Kitchen Repairs and Supplies 204.36 
Lifeguard, Nurse and Medical 

Supplies 506.16 

Athletic Supplies 86.93 



$24,797.57 



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Office Supplies 

New Building 
Deep Freeze 
Lawn Mower 
Heating (In 3 cabins) 



83.66 $21,359.22 



$1,110.06 
304.00 
225.00 
283.17 



1,922.23 



$23,281.45 

EXCESS OF RECEIPTS OVER EXPENDITURES 



BALANCE DECEMBER 31, 1957 
ON DEPOSIT 

Durham Bank and Trust Company 



$3,526.76 



1,516.12 
$3,526.76 



Exhibit "B' 



ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
CAMP NEW HOPE 
SUMMER CAMP OPERATIONS 
CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
Year Ended December 31, 1957 



BALANCE JANUARY 1, 1957 
RECEIPTS 

Registration Fees 

Campers' Spending Money Advance 
Contribution Orange Presbytery 

TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 
BROUGHT FORWARD 
EXPENDITURES 



CASH BALANCE DECEMBER 31, 1957 
CASH ON DEPOSIT 

Bank of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N. C. 



$12,247.00 
158.50 
2,900.00 



Refund Campers' Spending Money 


$ 158.50 


Staff Salaries 


2,700.00 


Office Secretary 


420.00 


Staff Travel 


129.89 


Office Supplies 
Campers' Board 
Campers' Ground Fee 
Campers' Insurance 


59.99 


9,320.25 


1,450.00 


477.00 


Refunds of Registration Fees 


285.00 


Program Materials 


2.70 


First Aid Kits 


14.62 


Telephone 


3.19 


Laundry 


180.06 


Intangible Tax 


1.11 


Bank Service Charge 


1.05 


Miscellaneous 


72.71 



$ 12.46 



$15,305.50 



$15,317.96 



15,276.07 
41.89 



41.89 



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STATED CLERK ELECTED 

Following the suggestion of the Council the Presbytery 
elected Rev. R. H. Stone to fill the unexpired term of Rev. 
C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., as Stated Clerk. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Dr. T. Henry Patterson in the absence 
of Rev. Ralph L. Buchanan, Chairman. The report v^ith 
its recommendations was adopted. 

Your Committee on Nominations respectfully submits the 
following report: 

Certain letters and communications from Rev. David 
Moorefield, Pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church and 
Mr. Charles S. Wilkins, Chairman of Presbytery's Council, 
have been received and placed in the hands of your Com- 
mittee. The suggestions were carefully and prayerfully 
considered. Your Committee presents the following state- 
ments and recommendations: 

1. The suggestions from Mr. Moorefield regarding the division of 
the work of the Commission on the Minister and His Work were 
referred to that Commission. 

2. Regarding the Communication from Mr. Wilkins on ''Committee 
Chairmen, Committee Appointments, Election of Commissioners," 
etc., your Committee replies : 

(1) The Committee on Nominations is preparing a "Form Blank" 
to be used by pastors in suggesting names of persons to serve 
on the several committees of Presbytery, after having talked 
with such ''nominees" and found their main interests and 
gained their promise to serve if and when elected by Presby- 
tery. 

(2) Your Committee considers that it would ordinarily be wise 
to "Name as Chairman of Committees and Commissions" 
persons who have served on said Committee or Commission 
one or more years. 

(3) Election of Commissioners to General Assembly — Your Com- 
mittee plans to compile a complete roster of Ministers of the 
Presbytery showing date they became a member of Orange 
Presbytery and date they last attended the General Assembly 
as a duly elected Commissioner of Orange Presbytery. The 
Committee shall also endeavor to keep a list of the Churches 
of the Presbytery and the date each Church was represented 
at the Assembly by a Ruling Elder. 

RECO-MMENDATIONS FOR CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION 

We recommend for Adoption: 

(1) That retroactive to the January meeting of Orange Presbytery, 
the Stated Clerk of Presbytery write a personal letter of apprecia- 
tion to all persons concluding a term of service on any and all 
Committees at that date, and that this courtesy be continued in 
the future. 



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37 



Also, the Stated Clerk write a personal letter to each new Com- 
mittee member advising him of his appointment and the impor- 
tance of the Committee work. 

(2) That when a person is named to a Committee to fill an unexpired 
term, the letters "RE" (Replacement) be placed immediately 
after his name, so the committee may know when a person is 
eligible for re-appointment under the three year (ordinarily) 
term of service. 

(3) That the Nominations named below be approved: 

(1) World Missions, Class of 1958, Robert Lee Turner 

(2) Homes— Class of 1960, Vance Barron; Class of 1959, Carl E. 
Mills (replacing David C. Moss) 

(3) General Fund Agencies — Class of 1960 — Guy M. Morrow 

(4) Women's Work— Class of 1960— James H. Wade 

(5) Commission on Minister and His Work — Elder Charles E. 
Kerchner 

(4) Advisory Committee Members: 

It is recommended that any Committee of Presbytery may have 
three Advisory Committee members, who because of their par- 
ticular interest or position in Presbytery, may counsel with the 
Committee, but the Advisory member may not vote or count 
towards making a quorum of a Committee. 

(5) It is further recommended that Mr. Charles S. Wilkins be given 
the privilege of the floor to speak in regard to the suggestions 
and recommendations of this report. 

MODERATORIAL NOMINEE 

Rev. Kay Misenheimer was designated as nominee for the 
Moderator of Orange Presbytery for the Three Hundred 
and Seventy-Eighth Stated Meeting and the Fall Adjourned 
Meeting of the Presbytery, 

TIME AND PLACE OF THE NEXT MEETING 

An invitation from the Stony Creek Church had already 
been accepted for the Three Hundred and Seventy-Eighth 
Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery on June 19, 1958. 

READING AND CORRECTING OF MINUTES 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. Pres- 
bytery was adjourned with prayer offered by Rev. Jefferson 
Kesterson. 

Elder I. C. Crawford, Moderator 
Kay M. Misenheimer, Permanent Clerk 
C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

CALLED MEETING 

BUFFALO (L) PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Sanford, N. C. 
June 2, 1958 

Orange Presbytery met at 10 :30 A.M. in a called Session and 
was called to order by Mr. 1. C. Crawford, Moderator, who led 
the opening prayer. 

The following were present : Ministers : John N. Wilson, Don 
Carson, W. L. Foley, R. H. Stone, Z. T. Piephoff, Lee Adkins, 
C. H. Reckard, Chester Alexander, Reid Montgomery, Samuel 
Cappell, Woodson P. Booth, W. Clark Porter III and John R. 
Dail; Ruling Elders: I. C. Crawford, Moderator, J. Glenn Ed- 
wards, St. Andrews; Charles S. Wilkins, Starmount; C. Don 
Alexander, Dogwood Acres; M. E. Wicker, Buffalo (L), and 
J. A. Highsmith, Covenant. 

A quorum was present. 

The following call was read and found in order : 

Greensboro, N. C. 
May 19, 1958 

The Constitutional requirements having been met I call the Presbytery 
of Orange to meet in a called Session in the Buffalo Presbyterian 
Church, Sanford, N. C. on Monday, June 2, 1958 at 10:30 A.M. to 
transact the following business if the way be clear. 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relationship between Rev. W. L. Foley 
and the Buffalo (L) Church. 

2. To dismiss Mr. Foley to Lexington Presbytery. 

3. To consider the report of the Council to own a manse. 

4. To receive Mr. William Bason as a candidate for the ministry 
if the way be clear, 

5. To attend to any business growing out of the above matters. 

I. C. Crawford, Moderator 

REV. W. L. FOLEY DISMISSED 

Rev. W. L. Foley presented his resignation as pastor of the Buffalo (L) 
Presbyterian Church, Sanford, N. C. to be effective June 16, 1958. After 
hearing from the church, stating that the congregation had reluctantly 
concurred with Mr. Foley, Orange Presbytery accepted his resignation 
and dissolved the pastoral relationship in order that he might accept a 
call to the Lebanon Church, near Greenwood, Virginia. At his request 
he was dismissed to Lexington Presbytery and his transfer was to be 
accompanied with a letter of commendation. 



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COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Elder Charles Wilkins, Chairman, with 
regards to the Presbytery owning a manse for occupancy 
by the Executive Secretary. The report was received as 
information and the following recommendations were 
adopted : 

"I. The Trustees of Orange Presbytery are Instructed 

A. To purchase as a manse for the Executive Secretary a house at 
908 Avery Drive in Greensboro from A. K. Moore, Agent, at a 
price not in excess of $24,000.00. 

B. At the time of purchase to apply at least $10,000.00 cash from 
funds in their hands resulting from the sale of the former manse 
of the Presbytery. 

C. To execute a mortgage and deed of trust of suitable terms and 
rate of interest for the balance due. The monthly payments are 
to be provided for 1958 from funds now budgeted as rental 
allowance, and in 1959 and for subsequent years from funds 
included in the budget of the Office of Presbytery. 

D. To pay the necessary closing costs and other expenses connected 
with the purchase. 

E. The Trustees are authorized to pass upon any details of the 
transaction not specified above and to take any action necessary 
to close the transaction." 

*'II. The Central Treasurer of the Presbytery is directed to pay 
during 1958 the monthly mortgage payments on the manse for 
the Executive Secretary from funds now budgeted for rental 
allowance for the Executive Secretary." 

SUB-COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES, REPORT OF 

The Christian Higher Education Committee was presented 
by Rev. C. H. Reckard, Chairman, who introduced and pre- 
sented Mr. William Bason, of the Chapel Hill Church, for 
the purpose of examining him as a Candidate for the Gospel 
Ministry, in accordance with Paragraph 108 of The Book 
of Church Order. The examination in experimental rehgion 
and motives for desiring to become a minister was con- 
ducted by Rev. C. H. Reckard. The motion was carried 
that the examination be sustained. The Moderator then 
proposed the questions required by the Book of Church 
Order, which were answered in the affirmative. A motion 
was carried which sustained the examination as a whole. 
The charge was given by Rev. W. L. Foley, who also led 
in a prayer of consecration. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. After 
a vote to adjourn the Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. 
Chester Alexander. 

I. C. Crawford, Moderator 

Kay M. Misenheimer, Permanent Clerk 

R. H. Stone, Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-EIGHTH STATED MEETING 

STONY CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

R.F.D. No. 4, Burlington, N. C. 

Thursday, June 19, 1958 

The Three Hundred and Seventy-Eighth Stated Meeting of 
the Presbytery of Orange was called to order and led in prayer 
at 9:00 A.M. by Mr. I. C. Crawford, Moderator, in the Stony 
Creek Presbyterian Church. 

Candidate Wm. E. Massey, Jr. preached the sermon at the 
request of the Moderator as a part of his trial for licensure, using 
the text II Tim. 2:20, 25. His subject was ''Caution to Christian 
Leaders." 

The roll was caken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Lee W. Adkins C. W. Echols Sedgefield 

Chester Alexander Carl L. Garrison, Sr Burlington First 

Louie V. Andrews, Jr Memorial 

Woodson P. Booth J. B. Spivey White Hill 

Ralph L. Buchanan Jas. H. Wood Hawfields 

Cecil Callis Sam Bason Yanceyville 

M. F. Law Bethesda 

Sam S. Cappel F. M. Southerland Mebane 

Don Carson Walton G. Sugg Sanford First 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr.„_Lacy B. Pace Park Avenue 

Wm. M. Currie (A. P.) John J. Eichhorn Greensboro First 

John A. Kleemier, Jr 

John R. Dail L. W. Cook Black's Memorial 

W. D. McGilvary St. Andrews 

Charles Fitzpatrick C. Don Alexander Dogwood Acres 

Joe W. Flora (M.Edc.) Greensboro First 

Jos. M. Garrison I. C. Crawford Church of Covenant 

W. L. Hodgkin W. O. Smith, Jr Red House 

Marion S. Huske J. H. Dick Westminster 

C. W. Jennings Riverview 

F. S. Johnston Joseph H. Warren Griers 

W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 

Jeff T. Kesterson (A.P.)__. Church of Covenant 

Hardin A. King L. J. Roscoe Shiloh 

H. R. McFayden 

J. A. Mclntyre H. C. McPherson Randolph 

R. J. McMullen 

Jerry C. McCann Bob Adams St. Paul 

J. P. H. McNatt Dan Kelly Brentwood 

J. M. Millard (T.S.) D. W. Lowe Bethel 

Carl E. Mills Meadowside 

Reid Montgomery N. F. House Glenwood 

Guy M. Morrow H. J. Thiel Stony Creek 



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41 



MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 



N. L. Oliver Oakview 

John Parks W. F. Wilson Reidsville First 

T. Henry Patterson W. S. Smith Madison 

W. Clark Porter, III Bill Dorsett Fairfield 

Robert D. Hughes Eno 

J. E. Latta Little River 

C. H. Reckard Hillsboro 

Gerald N. Reiff D. L. Smith El Bethel 

Thos. B. Ruff J. W. Roach Wentworth 

Burton Sherrod A. J. Baulding East Burlington 

Wm. 0. Smith Vernon L. Tapp New Hope 

R. H. Stone (Exec. Sec'y)- 

Samuel N. Thomas (A.P) __. High Point First 

Robert L. Turner Greenwood 

James H. Wade Asheboro First 

W. H. Westerfield High Point First 

John C. Whitley Coy L. Stack Leaksville First 

E. Lee Willingham H. C. Lambeth Buffalo (G) 

John N. Wilson Edgewood 

John Womeldorf C. W. Schultheis Faith 

Charles Wilkins Starmount 

C. B. Ingle Springwood 

John Wilson, M.D Guilford Park 

Herbert C. Simmons Crestwood 

J. Herbert Tate Cross Roads 

Clarence C. Cole Buffalo (L) 



CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Other churches not listed above with no elder present are: Bessemer, 
Bethany, Bethlehem, Broadway, Cumnock, Efland, Euphronia, Farm- 
ville, Goldston, Graham First, Gulf, Haywood, Hillview, Hope View, 
Jonesboro, Milton, Morningside, Mt. Vernon Springs, Piedmont, Pitts- 
boro. Pocket, Salem, Smyrna, Trinity. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR-TEMPORARY CLERKS 

The nominee for Moderator of the Presbytery, Rev. Kay M. 
Misenheimer, Siler City, was elected by acclamation. Rev. 
Louie Andrews was elected as permanent clerk for the time 
that Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer serves as Moderator. Rev. 
Lee Adkins and Rev. John Womeldorf were elected Tem- 
porary Clerks. 

WORDS OF WELCOME 

Words of welcome from the host church were brought by 
Mr. H. J. Thiel of Stony Creek Presbyterian Church. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ORDERS 

The report of committee on orders was presented by Rev. 
Guy M. Morrow. The Docket as printed was adopted as 
the working Docket. 



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DOCKET FOR THE 

THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-EIGHTH STATED MEETING 
OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Thursday, June 19, 1958, 9:00 A.M. 
STONY CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 

9:00 Presbytery called to Order — Elder I. C. Crawford, Moderator 

Sermon — Candidate Wm. E. Massey, Jr. 
9:30 Roll Call 

Election of Moderator — Temporary Clerks 

Words of Welcome — Mr. H. J. Tliiel 

Report of Committee on Orders — Rev. Guy M. Morrow 

Introduction of visiting brethren 

Communications and announcements 

Appointment of standing committees — The Moderator 

Bills and Overtures 

Courtesy 

Special Committee Appointments 
Installations 

Records and Amendments 
10:30 COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Report of, 
11:00 COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, Report of, 

Elder Chas. S. Wilkins, Chairman 
SUB-COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP, Report of 

Rev. John Parks, Chairman 
NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of, 

Rev. Ralph L. Buchanan, Chm. 
12:00 Sermon (Part of Trial) Candidate John Eliason 
12:30 Recess for lunch 
1:30 Reconvene 

Sermon (Part of Trial) Candidate Jas. P. Carse 
HIGHER EDUCATION, Report of, Dr. Chester Alexander, Chm. 
Sermon (Part of Trial) Candidate Zeb N. Holler, Jr. 
COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of, 

Elder H. P. Morrison, Chairman 
SUB-COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES, Report of, 

Rev. C. H. Reckard, Chairman 
EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of, 

Dr. Ben F. Brown, Chairman 
INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 
CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, Report of, 

Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman 
ANNUITIES AND RELIEF, Report of. 

Elder E. Frank Andrews, Chairman 
GENERAL FUND AGENCIES, Report of. 

Rev. Cecil Callis, Chairman 
WOMEN'S WORK, Report of. Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Chairman 
Unfinished business 
New Business 

Time and place of next meeting (Asheboro First — Sept. 11, 1958) 

Reading and correcting Minutes 

Adjournment 



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INTRODUCTION OF VISITING BRETHREN 

The following ministers were invited to sit as visiting 
brethren : Rev. Jerry C. McCann of Wilmington Presbytery, 
Rev. Burton M. Sherrod of Guerrant Presbytery and Rev. 
Charles G. Fitzpatrick of Albemarle Presbytery. 
Candidates under the care of Presbytery, students working 
within the Presbytery, and those intending to become can- 
didates under the care of Presbytery were introduced. An 
introduction was made of Elders in attendance for the 
first time. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were read, referred and dis- 
posed of in the following manner indicated : 

1. Requests from the following" ministers to be excused from non- 
attendance at this meeting were granted: Revs. Ed Brammer, 
Allen C. McSween, Harry E. Smith, Jack Scott, W. T. Thompson, 
Irving E. Birdseye, Z. T. Piepholf, Leslie Bullock and W. M. Baker. 

2. From Mrs. W. Kerr Scott acknowledging reception of the resolu- 
tion and expression of sympathy. 

3. From the Faith Presbyterian Church requesting permission *'to 
take from the land of our church property such land as shall be 
necessary and desirable for the building of a manse." The follow- 
ing resolution was passed: 

RESOLUTION 

WHEREAS, Faith Presbyterian Church is the owner of Lots 9 
through 15, inclusive, of the Archdale Subdivision as shown by a 
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 23, at page 61, and whereas. Faith 
Presbyterian Church, through its Trustees on 30 September, 1957, 
borrowed the sum of $35,000.00 from Security National Bank of 
Greensboro, Successor Trustee under the Last Will and Testament 
of D. P. Foust, deceased, and gave to said Successor Trustee a note 
in said amount, payable at the rate of $5000.00 annually, and secured 
the payment of said note by deed of trust on Lots 9 through 15 of 
Archdale Acres, which deed of trust was made to Hugh P. Beal, 
Trustee, and said Bank as Successor Trustee under the Last Will 
and Testament of D. P. Foust, deceased, and 

WHEREAS, Orange Presbytery, pursuant to a resolution duly 
passed on 11 July, 1957, endorsed said $35,000 note as a co-maker 
with Faith Presbyterian Church, and 

WHEREAS, Faith Presbyterian Church now desires to construct 
a manse on a portion of said property and in order to do so, it will 
be necessary to have such portion of said property released from the 
operation of the deed of trust above mentioned, and 

WHEREAS, Faith Presbyterian Church has requested Orange 
Presbytery to consent to a release by said Hugh P. Beal, Trustee, 
and said Security National Bank of Greensboro, Successor Trustee 
under the Will of D. P. Foust, deceased, of the property hereinafter 
described from the operation of said deed of trust (the same being 



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a deed of trust recorded in Book 1754, at page 138, in the office of 
the Register of Deeds of Guilford County, North Carolina. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Orange Presbytery 
does hereby consent to such release by said Hugh P. Beal, Trustee, 
and by said Security National Bank of Greensboro, Successor Trustee 
as aforesaid, the property to which this release pertains being de- 
scribed as follows: 

BEGINNING at a point in or near the western margin of Archdale 
Drive which point is located North 49 deg. 10 min. West 30 feet 
from the southeastern corner of Lot 15 of Archdale Acres as shown 
by a plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 23, at page 61, Guilford 
County Registry, and running thence from said beginning point 
South 33 deg. 26 min. 30 sec. West 200 feet to a point; thence North 
42 deg. 46 min. West 150 feet to a point; thence North 36 deg. 42 
min. East 200.50 feet to a point in or near the western margin of 
Archdale Drive; thence South 37 deg. 12 min. East 82.43 feet to a 
point in the western margin of Archdale Drive ; thence South 49 
deg. 10 min. East 67.57 feet to the point of BEGINNING. 
4. The following report of the Commission to organize Murphey 
School Chapel was admitted to record : 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION ORGANIZING THE SAINT PAUL 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The Commission of Orange Presbytery met at the Glenwood Presbyterian 
Church on February 2, 1958, at 2:30 P.M. The purpose of this meeting 
was to study ways and means of organizing the group at the Murphy 
School Chapel. Those present were as follows: Teaching Elders — W. M. 
Currie, Chairman; Lee Adkins, Hugh Reid Montgomery; Ruling Elders — 
C. T. McNary, W. M. Brown, W. N. Watts, C. S. Wilkins, L. H. Bennett, 
F. B. Gray. 

The meeting was opened with prayer by Hugh Reid Montgomery. Mr. 
Currie discussed the duties of each member and what he expected them 
to do. Hugh Reid Montgomery, Charles T. McNary, and W. M. Brown 
were appointed to serve in an advisory capacity on the Nominating 
Committee for Elders and Deacons. 

The meeting was adjourned to meet with the petitioning group in the 
sanctuary at 3:00 P.M. Mr. Lee Adkins gave the devotional, using as 
his scripture II Peter, Chapter 2. Following the devotional, Mr. Currie 
explained the procedure for organization of the church. Mr. Montgomery 
explained the duties of Elders and of Deacons to the congregation. The 
next meeting will be February 16, either at 11:00 A.M. or 3:00 P.M., the 
exact time depending on which is most convenient for the members of 
the Commission. 

A motion was made by John Perkins, and carried, to select a Nominating 
Committee to nominate the new officers for the church. The committee 
is: Mr. Alvin Connell, Mr. Bob Adams, Mr. Herbert Reece, and in an 
advisory capacity, Mr. C. T. McNary, Mr. W. M. Brown, and Mr. H. R. 
Montgomery. The committee is to present a report at the next meeting. 
Elder C. T. McNary was appointed the convener. 

The name of the church was discussed by the congregation. Mr. R. E. 
McCorkle made a motion to appoint a committee to study the question 
and to select a name for the church and present a report at the next 
meeting. The motion was carried. Those selected to serve on this com- 
mittee are: Mrs. Jack Coble, Chairman, Mrs. John Perkins, and Mrs. 
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A motion was made by W. N. Watts to adjourn. Mr. Lee Adkins closed 
the meeting with prayer. 

W. M. Brown, Clerk 

The Commission of Orange Presbytery met at the Glenwood Presbyterian 
Church on February 23, 1958, at 2:30 P.M. The meeting was opened with 
prayer by the Reverend A. C. McSween, Acting Moderator. Those present 
were: Teaching Elders— H. R. Montgomery, L. W. Adkins; Ruling Elders— 
L. W. Bennett, W. M. Brown, C. S. Wilkins, and F. B. Gray. 

The Minutes of the previous meeting of February 2, 1958, were read, 
amended, and approved. The purpose of this meeting was to go over the 
procedure with the Commission before the meeting with the congregation. 
The meeting was adjourned to meet with the petitioning group in the 
sanctuary at 3:00 P.M. 

Elder L. W. Bennett opened the meeting with prayer. L. W. Adkins 
gave the Scripture Reading, Acts 2. The Reverend A. C. McSween gave 
the devotional. 

Elder F. B. Gray presented the members to the Commission. Those 
petitioning for membership were: Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Adams, Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles E. Adams, Mr. and Mrs. J. Birl Buffaloe, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. 
Carter, Mrs. Jack Coble, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Connell, Mr. and Mrs. 
Thomas Hinton, Mr. Harry Howie, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. R. E. McCorkle, Mr. 
and Mrs. John B. Pearman, Mrs. Virginia King McCorkle, Mr. and Mrs. 
John B. Perkins, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Reese, Mr. and Mrs. George W. 
Woodward, Mr. Al Hill, and Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Ponder. 

Mr. Alvin Connell, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, gave a 
report on the Nomination of Officers and terms of office. All officers are 
to be elected for a three-year term, and at the end of that period the 
Rotary System will be voted on. At each annual meeting to elect the 
officers, it will be determined whether there is a need for additional elders 
or deacons. Any nominations for a vacancy or replacement for elder or 
deacon will be made by the Session and presented at a congregational 
meeting for a vote. A motion was made by Charles Adams, seconded by 
C. R. Adams, to accept these recommendations. The motion was carried 
unanimously. 

Elder W. M. Brown presented the nominations for Elders as follows: 
C. R. Adams, 
Alvin Connell, 
R. E. McCorkle, 
Herbert Reese. 

The nominations for Deacons were : 
Charles Adams, 
Birl Buffaloe, 
Thomas Hinton, 
John Perkins, 
George Woodward. 

At this time the Moderator declared the floor open for nominations from 
the floor. There being no nominations, a motion was made by C. R. Adams, 
seconded by R. E. McCorkle, that the nominations be closed. The vote was 
unanimous. 

Mrs. John Perkins, a member of the Committee to suggest a name, read 
a list of suggested names for the chapel and the name of the Community 
Chapel Presbyterian Church carried a majority vote, and then was 
accepted unanimously by the congregation. 

Mr. C. R. Adams made a motion, seconded by J. Birl Buffaloe, to accept 
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appointed by the Chairman, R. E. McCorkle, to serve on this committee. 
The motion was carried unanimously. 

The Moderator called on Elder C. S. Wilkins to charge the congregation. 
The congregation then sang "Bless Be the Tie That Binds," and the Rev- 
erend L. W. Adkins gave the benediction. 

W. M. Brown, Clerk 

March 16, 1958 

The Commission of Orange Presbytery met at the Murphy School Chapel 
March 16, 1958, following the Morning Worship Service, for the purpose 
of Ordaining and Installing the new Elders and Deacons. The meeting 
was opened with prayer by the Reverend W. M. Currie. 

Those present were as follows: Teaching Elders — W. M. Currie, and 
R. H. Stone; Ruling Elders— C. T. McNary and W. M. Brown. The Rev- 
erend W. M. Currie asked the questions as set forth in The Book of 
Church Order. These having been answered satisfactorily, the men elected 
were ordained elders by the Laying on of Hands. Those present were: 
C. R. Adams, John Carter, Alvin Connell, R. E. McCorkle, and Herbert 
Reese. The Ordination of the Elders was closed with prayer by the 
Reverend W. M. Currie. 

The Reverend W. M. Currie asked the questions to the new deacons as 
set forth in The Book of Church Order. These having been answered satis- 
factorily, the men elected were ordained deacons by the Laying on of 
Hands of the Commission and new Elders. Those present were: Charles 
Adams, Birl Buffalo, Thomas Hinton, John Perkins, and George Woodward. 
The Ordination was closed with prayer by the Reverend W. M. Currie. 
This finished the business of the Commission. 

The new Session asked the Reverend Mr. Currie to act as Moderator of 
a meeting at this time to accept new members from the Glenwood Presby- 
terian Church. Those present were as follows: 

Mr. Joe Scott, 

Mr. Jack Coble, 

Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Hines, 

Miss Susan Connell, 

Mr. George Woodward, Jr., 

Mr. Charles Woodward, 

Mrs. Neil Justice, 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Howie, Jr., 

Mr. Harry Howie, III. 

A motion was made by C. R. Adams, seconded by R. E. McCorkle, to 
accept them into the full communion and fellowship of the church. The 
motion was carried unanimously. The Session then called a Congregational 
Meeting for March 23, 1958, following the Morning Worship Service, for 
the purpose of changing the name of the new church. 

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned, and was 
closed with prayer by Dr. R. H. Stone. 

Wm. M. Currie, Moderator 
W. M. Brown, Clerk 

The Commission met with the newly organized church on 
March 16th at the Murphey School after the eleven o'clock 
morning worship. By a unanimous vote it was decided to 
change the name of the church to the St. Paul Presbyterian 
Church. The Commission voted to approve this name. 
The Commission was dissolved with prayer. 

W. M. Currie, Chairman 
W. M. Brown, Clerk 



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5. The report of the Commission appointed to install Rev. John R. 
Dail reported as follows and was admitted to record: 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. JOHN R. DAIL 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to install Rev. John 
R. Dail as Pastor of the St. Andrews and Black Memorial Presbyterian 
Churches met at Black Memorial Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 15, 
1958 at 3:00 p.m. The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. Don 
Carson. Rev. Sam Thomas was elected clerk. The members present were : 
Rev. W. L. Foley, Rev. Don Carson, Rev. R. H. Stone, Rev. Sam Thomas, 
and Elder Luther Cook. Rev. W. L. Foley presided at the worship service. 
Rev. Don Carson preached the sermon, using as his text, John 15:16. 

Rev. W. L. Foley recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded 
the constitutional questions to the minister and the congregation. These 
being answered in the affirmative. Rev. John R. Dail was installed as 
pastor of Black Memorial Presbyterian Church, according to Paragraphs 
136 to 140, Book of Church Order. Rev. R. H. Stone delivered the charge 
to the Minister and Rev. Sam Thomas to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him ''their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The Commission recessed to meet at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 
at 7:20 P.M. The meeting was opened with prayer by Elder J. Glenn 
Edwards. Members present were: Rev. W. L. Foley, Rev. Don Carson, 
Rev. R. H. Stone, Rev. Sam Thomas, and Elder J. Glenn Edwards. Rev, 
W. L. Foley presided at the worship service. Rev. Don Carson preached 
the sermon using as his text, Psalm 122:1. 

Rev. W. L. Foley recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded 
the constitutional questions to the minister and the congregation. These 
being answered in the affirmative. Rev. John R. Dail was installed as 
pastor of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, according to Paragraphs 136 
to 140, Book of Church Order. Rev. R. H. Stone delivered the charge to 
the minister and Rev. Sam Thomas to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. Don Carson. 

W. L. Foley, Moderator 
Sam Thomas, Clerk 

6. The report of the Commission to install Rev. Jerry C. McCann 
was admitted to record: 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. JERRY C. McCANN 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, met 
at the Glenwood Presbyterian Church June 29, 1958 at 7:15 P.M. and was 
opened with prayer by Rev. John A. Womeldorf. Members present: Revs. 
H. R. Montgomery, Samuel N. Thomas, John Womeldcrf, Ministers, and 
W. M. Brown and Charles S. Wilkins Ruling Elders. A quorum was 
present. Elder W. M. Brown was elected clerk. Rev. H. Reid Montgomery 
presided in the worship service. Rev. Samuel N. Thomas preached the 
sermon. Text Acts 2:42. Rev. H. R. Montgomery recited the proceedings 
of Presbytery and propounded the constitutional questions to the minister 
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Jerry C. McCann was installed as pastor of St. Paul Presbyterian Church, 
according to Paragraphs 136 and 140, Book of Church Order. Rev. John 
Womeldorf delivered the charge to the minister and Elder W. M. Brown 
to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed minister. The leaders of the congregation came forward 
and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. H. R. Montgomery. 

H. R. Montgomery. Moderator 
W. M. Brown, Clerk 

7. Letters of transfer were received of a candidate and ministers : 
Candidate John E. Eliason from Presbytery of Albany, U.S.A. 
Rev. Burton M. Sherrod from Guerrant Presbytery. 
Rev. Jerry C. McCann from Wilmington Presbytery. 
Rev. Charles G. Fitzpatrick from Albemarle Presbytery. 

REV. THOS. B. RUFF HONORABLY RETIRED AND DISMISSED 

At the request of Rev. Thomas B. Ruff he was given the status 
of being honorably retired and was dismissed to Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery. 

REV. GUY M. MORROW DISMISSED 

Rev. Guy M. Morrow requested that the pastoral relations between 
him and the Stony Creek and Oakview Presbyterian Churches be 
dissolved. Representatives from each of the churches stated the con- 
currence of their congregations. His further request that he be 
transferred to Fayetteville Presbytery was granted. 

STANDING COMMITTEES APPOINTMENTS 

The following standing committees were appointed by the Moderator: 

BILLS AND OVERTURES: Chairman Elder L C. Crawford, Rev. 
James H. Wade, Rev. J. H. P. McNatt. 

COURTESY COMMITTEE: Chairman Rev. Sam Thomas, Rev. 
Gerald Reiff, Elder R. W. Vann. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

INSTALLATIONS: Rev. Jeff Kesterson, Chairman; Rev. C. W. 
Jennings, Elder J. J. Eichorn. 

RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS: Chairman Rev. Vance Barron, 
Rev. William Smith, Elder H. J. Thiel. 

REPORT OF COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The reports were made by Rev. R. L. Turner and Elder 
H. P. Morrison. Other commissioners expressed their ap- 
preciation and acknowledged their attendance. By action 
of the Presbytery the Commissioners were commended for 
their diligence upon attending the meeting of the recent 
General Assembly and for the fine reports they made. 



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COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report of the Council was presented by the Chairman, 
Mr. Charles Wilkins. It was received as information and 
the following- recommendations adopted: 

The Council RECOMMENDS that Presbytery take the following 
actions : 

A. The Nominating Committee of the Presbytery is instructed to 
present nominations for the Board of Trustees of Camp New 
Hope at the Fall Meeting of Presbytery, at which time the 
Trustees will be elected. Elected Trustees will take office as of 
January 1st following election. 

B. The Board of Trustees of Camp New Hope is instructed to call 
its own meetings at will after proper notice to the Trustees. 

C. The request made by the Board of Trustees of Camp New Hope 
for approval of the paper, "Proposed By-Laws of the Board of 
Directors of Camp New Hope is tabled. 

D. The Board of Trustees of Camp New Hope is requested to re- 
consider their paper, "Proposed By-Laws of the Board of Directors 
of Camp New Hope, and to confer concerning it with the Com- 
mittee studying the organization of Christian Education in the 
Presbytery. 

The Council of the Presbytery of Orange 
By: Charles S. Wilkins, Chairmaji 

SUB-COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP 

The Report of the Sub-Committee on Stewardship was 
presented by Rev. John Parks, Chairman. It was received 
as information and the following recommendations adopted : 
The Council has approved and recommends that Presbytery adopt 
and instruct the Council to execute the following Presbytery program 
of Stewardship promotion and publicity. 

(A) The Presbytery every church Pre-Budget canvass plan (as for 
last year) including the following features: 

1. Adoption at the Fall Meeting of a tentative Presbytery 
Budget based on present operating cost of our Benevolent 
Causes plus their pressing needs for future expansion. 

2. Recruiting of laymen to serve under the direction of the 
Chairman of the Stewardship Committee in presenting to 
Church Officers the need for giving to Benevolences. 

3. Presenting to Presbytery at the Winter Meeting a final 
Budget based on acceptances by Churches. 

(B) Offering training in techniques of fund raising to directors of 
Every-Member (Congregational) Canvasses and to other in- 
terested laymen. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE 

This report was presented by Rev. Ralph Buchanan and 
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CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE 

The report of the Church Extension Committee was made 
by Rev. WilHam Currie, Chairman. The report was re- 
ceived as information and the following recommendations 
adopted : 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the churches of the Presbytery be urged to observe the 
Church Extension Season, October 12-19 and to challenge their 
members to give at least one day's pay for this cause. 

2. That churches cooperate in getting the appeal of the Church and 
Manse Building Fund before their communicants. 

3. That our members pray privately for the cause of Evangelism, 
and that our Ministers remember the causes of our Committee at 
the Throne of Grace in their pastoral prayers. 

W. M. Currie, Chairman 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF 

The report of the Annuities and Relief Committee was made 
by Elder E. Frank Andrews, and was received as informa- 
tion : 

HIGHER EDUCATION 

This report was presented by Dr. Chester Alexander. The 
report was received as information. 

The motion was made and seconded that the Presbytery 
reconvene ten minutes earlier after lunch for the purpose 
of prayer for Christian Education and other causes of the 
church. This was approved. 

Motion made and approved that Elder H. P. Morrison be 
given the privilege of the floor. 

GENERAL FUND AGENCIES 

This report was made by Rev. Cecil Callis and was received 
as information with the following recommendations ap- 
proved and adopted: 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the Presbytery urge pastors and sessions to observe Training 
School Day on April 26, 1959, and that the pastors and other 
church leaders seek to direct to the school men and women of 
superior gifts of consecration as well as young people of college 
age in order to meet the Church's need for more trained workers. 

2. That all pastors be urged to recognize the important service that 
can be rendered for our benevolent causes by acquainting their 
people with the services of the Presbyterian Foundation and by 
inviting them in making of wills to contribute to the ongoing work 
of their church. 

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Candidate John Eliason preached a sermon as a part of his trial for 
licensure. His text was I Corinthians 13:1 and his subject "The 
Greatest Thing in the World." 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Before taking recess for lunch to reconvene at 1 :20 the 
Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. Chester Alexander. 
Presbytery reconvened following lunch and was led in 
prayer by Rev. Don Skinner. There followed a season of 
prayer. 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was made by Rev. Sam Thomas, which was adopted and 
follows : 

In view of the very gracious manner in which the Stony 
Creek Presbyterian Church has provided for Presbytery's 
needs in its June 1958 meeting, your Committee on Courtesy 
would like to make the following recommendations: 

1. That the Presbytery of Orange express by a rising vote of thanks 
its sincere gratitude to the Stony Creek Church, its pastor, the 
ladies who sacrificed their time and efforts to provide a delicious 
meal, and all others who have contributed to our pleasure here. 

2. That the pastor of the church be requested to convey our gratitude 
to the congregation of the church. 

3. That he be requested also to express to his people the commenda- 
tion of Presbytery for the fine work which this church has ren- 
dered over a long and illustrious history and for the fine work 
which it continues to render today. 

Sam Thomas, Chairynmi 
Gerald Reiff 
R. W. Vann 

Candidate Jas P. Carse preached a sermon as part of his trial for 
licensure. His text was I Corinthians the ninth chapter and his 
subject "All Things to All Men." 

Candidate Zeb N. Holler, Jr. preached a sermon as part of his trial 
for licensure. His text was Matthew 24:42 and his subject "The Sign 
of His Coming." 

COMMISSION ON MINISTER AND HIS WORK, REPORT OF 

Was made by Elder H. P. Morrison and was admitted to 
record : 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
TO THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE, JUNE 15, 1953 

1. Under authority granted by the Presbytery, the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work acted as a Commission in the following matters : 

(a) At its regular meeting on May 6th, the Commission heard the 
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Committee on Candidates, that Candidate John D. Garrison be 
transferred to the Presbytery of Concord. The request was granted 
and the Stated Clerk was authorized to send a transfer of Candi- 
date Garrison to the Presbytery of Concord. 

(b) The Reverend William H. Kryder, Pastor of the Graham Presby- 
terian Church, appeared before the Commission at a called meet- 
ing, May 19, and requested that he be dismissed from the Presby- 
tery of Orange to the Presbytery of Birmingham, Synod of 
Alabama, in order that he might accept a call of the Southminister 
Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama, and that his service 
to the Graham Presbyterian Church terminate on May 31st. 

Mr. W. H. Hazard, Jr., Clerk of the Session of the Graham Presby- 
terian Church, stated that the congregation had had a duly 
called congregational meeting at which time they accepted the 
resignation of Mr. Kryder and reluctantly concurred in requesting 
the Presbytery to dissolve the pastoral relation between the 
Graham Presbyterian Church and Mr. Kryder. Mr. B. M. Rogers, 
senior member of the Session of the Graham Church, appeared 
with Mr. Hazard and Mr. Kryder. 

The request was granted and the Stated Clerk was requested to 
send a Certificate of Dismissal to the Presbytery of Birmingham, 
and that a letter of commendation accompany the certificate. 

II. The Commission received and examined the following calls: 

(a) The congregation of the Broadway Presbyterian Church has 
called the Reverend Alton C. Trivette, of the Presbytery of 
Fayetteville, to be pastor of the Broadway Church. Terms of call 
are as follows: Annual salary of $2700.00, manse and 7V2% of 
salary into Ministers Annuity Fund, annual vacation of one month. 

(b) The congregation of the Salem Presbyterian Church has called 
the Reverend Alton C. Trivette, of the Presbytery of Fayetteville, 
to be pastor of the Salem Church. Terms of call are as follows: 
Annual salary of $1500.00, share in manse, and 71/2% of salary 
into Ministers Annuity, annual vacation of one month. 

(c) The congregation of the Park Avenue Church has called the 
Reverend Kay Moser Misenheimer to become its pastor. The 
terms of the call are as follows: Salary $5,000.00 a year, $400.00 
car allowance, 7^/2% of salary for Ministers Annuity, free use of 
manse, one month's vacation each year, $4,000.00 life insurance 
policy on your person and a hospitalization policy for yourself 
and your family. 

The Commission finds these calls in order and recommends that they 
be approved by the Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harold P. Morrison, Chairman 

SUB-COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES 

Report made by Rev. C. H. Reckard. Candidates' sermons 
and written parts were approved and the candidates were 
commended for the caHber and great help of their sermons. 
It was approved that Mr. J. H. Coble be dropped from the 
roll of candidates at his own request and that the Office of 
the General Assembly be notified of this action. 



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EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Rev. C. H. Reckard, Chairman of the Sub-Committee on 
Candidates, presented four candidates for examination: 
Mr. Wm. E. Massey, Jr., Mr. J. P. Carse, Mr. John EHason 
and Mr. Z. N. Holler, Jr. The oral examination of the can- 
didates was conducted by Dr. Ben Brown, Chairman, Rev. 
Kay Misenheimer on Experimental Religion, Dr. McMullen 
on Theology, Rev. David Moorefield on Sacraments, Rev. 
Vance Barron on Church Government and Rev. Frank 
Johnson on English Bible. 

The examinations were approved both in part and as a 
whole. It was moved and seconded that these examinations 
be approved for ordination. Adopted. 

The service of licensure was led by the Moderator, who of- 
fered a prayer. 

Mr. Zeb Holler being duly licensed was also ordained into 
the Gospel Ministry. Questions for Ordination were asked 
by the Moderator. It was here moved and adopted that 
Mr. Zeb Holler, Sr., Elder of the Church of the Covenant, 
take part in the ordination. Prayer was led by Dr. John 
Womeldorf. The charge was given by Rev. Marion Huske. 
With the laying on of hands Mr. Holler was declared or- 
dained as a minister of the Gospel. He was ordained an 
evangelist and was given the right to labor outside the 
bounds of Presbytery and to continue his studies. 

Mr. Holler then signed the Book of Obligations. 
Calls were placed in the hands of Mr. W. E. Massey, Jr., 
this call from the Cross Roads Church. And a call from 
the Hope View Church was placed into the hands of Mr. 
John Eliason. 

The following men were examined for entrance into Orange 
Presbytery: Rev. Jerry McCann, Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick, 
Rev. Burton Sherrod. The examination on Experimental 
Religion was conducted by the Moderator, on Theology by 
Rev. H. R. McFayden, on Sacraments by Rev. David Moore- 
field, on Church Government by Rev. Jeff Kesterson. The 
examinations were sustained in part and in whole and calls 
were presented by the Moderator and accepted. These men 
then signed the Book of Obligation. 

"THIRTY DAYS WITH JESUS" 

Motion made by Rev. H. R. McFayden concerning ''Life of 
Christ Month." A committee was appointed consisting of 
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Currie to study this matter. The Committee brought to the 
Presbytery the following recommendations, which were 
adopted : 

1. That the month of October be named "Life of Christ Month." 

2. That during that month we endeavor to have every member read 
and study devotionally the Gospels — using as a guide the booklet 
"Jesus of Nazareth," by McFayden. 

3. That our motto for the season be "Thirty Days With Jesus." 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, REPORT OF 

Was presented by Rev. Jefferson Kesterson, chairman, and 
was adopted as follows: 

Commission to ordain and install Mr. Wm. E. Masey, Jr. in the 
Cross Roads Presbyterian Church on July 13th at 4:00 P.M. Rev. 
Ralph L. Buchanan to preside and propound the constitutional ques- 
tions; Rev. R. H. Stone to charge the pastor; Mr. Durwood Stokes 
to charge the congregation; Rev. David Moorefield is alternate. 
Dr. Warner L. Hall is by invitation to preach the sermon. Mr. W. E. 
Massey, an elder in the Covenant Church of Charlotte, is also to be 
an invited member. 

Commission to ordain and install Mr. John E. Eliason in the Hope 
View Presbyterian Church on July 6th at 8:00 P.M. Rev. E. Lee 
Willingham to preside; Rev. Louie Andrews to preach; Rev. Wm. M. 
Currie to charge the minister and Mr. Frank Pearman to charge 
the congregation. Rev. R. H. Stone, alternate. 

Commission to ordain Mr. James P. Carse in the Presbyterian Church 
at Chapel Hill on July 13th at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Vance Barron to 
preside and propound the constitutional questions. Rev. Harry Smith 
to preach the sermon. Rev. R. J. McMullen to give the charge to the 
minister — to be ordained as an evangelist. Mr. John Graham. Alter- 
nates: Rev. David R. Moorefield and Mr. T. D. Rose. 

Commission to install Rev. Chas. G. Fitzpatrick pastor of the Dogwood 
Acres Presbyterian Church on July 13th at 4:00 P.M. Rev. W. L. 
Hodgkin to preside and propound the constitutional questions; Rev. 
James H. Wade to preach; Rev. T. H. Patterson to charge the con- 
gregation; Rev. H. R. Montgomery to charge the minister. Elders 
C. Don Alexander and Hugh Fitzpatrick, M.D. complete the com- 
mission. 

Commission to install Rev. Jerry C. McCann pastor of the St. Paul 
Presbyterian Church on June 29th at 7:30 P.M. Rev. H. R. Mont- 
gomery to preside and propound the constitutional questions; Rev. 
Sam Thomas to preach; Rev. John Womeldorf to charge the minister 
and Elder Murdock Brown to charge the congregation. Elder Chas. 
S. Wilkins to also be a member of the commission. 

Commission to install Rev. Burton M. Sherrod pastor of the East 
Burlington Presbyterian Church on June 29th at 7:30 P.M. Rev. 
Ralph Buchanan to preside and propound the constitutional questions; 
Rev. R. H. Stone to preach; Rev. Don Skinner to charge the minister 
and Mr. John C. Barnwell to charge the congregation. 

It was approved that the ministers and elders who will be visiting 
to aid in the installations be invited by the Presbytery to participate 
in the services. 



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TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

As previously determined the Presbytery will meet in the 
First Presbyterian Church of Asheboro on September 11, 
1958 at 9:30 A.M. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the day's session were read and approved. 
After the passing of a motion to adjourn the Moderator led 
the closing prayer. 

Kay M. Misenheimer, Moderator 

R. H. Stone, Stated Clerk 

Louie V. Andrews, Permanent Clerk 

A BRIEF HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE STONY CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Like so many of our pioneer churches the earliest records of the Stony 
Creek Presbyterian Church have been lost or burned. It was organized in 
1775 mainly of Scotch-Irish families. The only record of any charter 
member family is that of James Moore, who left Derry County, Ireland, and 
arrived here by way of Pennsylvania — coming by wagon through Virginia 
in 1772. He and his son Robert were two of the first elders. 

The earliest session record is July 2, 1821. From that record it appears 
that there had been a state of disorganization and it was reactivated by 
Orange Presbytery. There were nine former members and five coming 
from Cross Roads or Hawfields. In 1843 there were 43 white and 4 Negro 
members. 

In 185^4 during the pastorate of Rev. James Lynch the congregation 
built a new church "perhaps worth a thousand dollars." In 1910 during 
the pastorate of Rev. W. O. Sample the church was remodeled. About 
1874 the Sunday School was organized. The materials taught were Web- 
sters "Blue Back Spelling Book," the catechisms and portions of Scriptures. 

In 1894 the women were organized as "The Ladies Foreign Mission 
Society" during the pastorate of Rev. J. L, Currie. They later became 
"The Ladies Aid Society" and in 1919 became the "Woman's Auxiliary" 
and are now "The Women of the Church." 

In 1947 plans were under way for the construction of a manse. In 1951 
Rev. Branson L. Wood became pastor and within his short pastorate 
ending in January 1953 twenty-four members were added to the church. 

In July 1953 Rev. Guy M. Morrow began his pastorate. During his 
term of five years a Committee on Religious Education was appointed; 
new people were enlisted in the work of the church; the Sunday School 
grew from 95 to 125; the cemetery was enlarged and regulations for its 
care were adopted. An educational building was erected in 1956 at a 
cost of $14,000.00. 

All of its life Stony Creek has been giving of its life to help build other 
Presbyterian Churches and has made contributions of communicants to 
other denominations. The present membership is 100 with a Sunday School 
enrollment of 120. 



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INDEX 

Page 

ADDRESSES OP WELCOME 8, 41 

CALLS TO PASTORS: 

East Burlington to Rev. Burton Sherrod 13, 15 

Cross Roads to Candidate Wm. E. Massey, Jr 13, 15 

Dogwood Acres to Rev. Chas. G. Fitzpatrick, 13, 15 

Hope View to Candidate John E. Eliason 13, 15 

St. Andrews-Black Memorial to Rev. John R. Dail- - 15 

Park Avenue to Rev. M. Misenheimer 52 

Saint Paul to Rev. Jerry C. McCann 13, 15 

CAMP NEW HOPE __ 49 

CANDIDATES : 
Received — 

Mr. William Bason . 39 

Mr. Wm. E. Massey, Jr. by transfer . _ 10 

Mr. John E. Eliason, by transfer 48 

Dismissed — 

Mr. James J. Watkins 12 

Mr. John D. Garrison __ 52 

Dropped from Roll — 

Mr. J. H. Coble 52 

Ordained — 

Mr. Jas. P. Carse 53, 54 

Mr. Zeb N. Holler, Jr 53 

CHURCH AND MANSE BUILDING FUND 19, 50 

CHURCHES— 

Organized — St. Paul 44 

No Elder Present 7, 8, 40, 41 

Historical Sketch — Stony Creek ._. .__ 55 

CLERKS ELECTED _ 41 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, REPORT OF 48 

COMMISSION APPOINTED: 

To Install Rev. John R. Dail 16 

To Install Rev. C. G. Fitzpatrick 54 

To Install Rev. Jerry C. McCann 54 

To Install Rev. Burton M. Sherrod 54 

To Ordain and Install Mr. W. E. Massey, Jr 54 

To Ordain and Install Mr. John E. Eliason 54 

To Ordain Mr. J. P. Carse 54 

Reports of: 

To Install Rev. John A. Womeldorf 10, 11 

To Install Rev. W. P. Booth 11, 12 

To Install Rev. Gerald N. Reiff -. 12 

To Install Rev. John R. Dail 47 

To Install Rev. Jerry C. McCann 47, 48 

To Organize St. Paul Church 44, 46 

Minister and His Work ____ 12, 14, 15, 16, 51 

COMMITTEES APPOINTED __. 48 

COMMITTEES REPORTING: 

Annuities and Relief _ — 50 

Annuities and Relief — Special Committee - 17 

Christian Education .— 16 

Christian Higher Education - 18, 50 

Candidates, Sub-Committee On 39, 52 

Church Extension 14, 50 

Courtesy 17, 51 



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INDEX 

Page 

Examination 16, 53 

General Fund Agencies . 50 

Homes - __ 18 

Installations 16, 54 

Nominations — 36, 37, 49 

Orders — - - 8, 41 

Stewardship Sub-Committee — - — 49 

Women's Work - _ 18 

COMMUNICATIONS 10-13; 43-48 

COUNCIL, REPORT OF __. 18, 19, 49 

Audit Sub-Committee 21-35 

New Hope Audit for April, 57 Inside Back Cover 

Stewardship Sub-Committee 49 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, GUIDE TO OFFICE AND DUTIES 19-21 

GLADE VALLEY, PERTAINING TO _.. 17 

MANSE OF PRESBYTERY 38, 39 

MINISTERS— 

Changes in Terms of Call 13 

Dismissed: 

Rev. J. T. Benjamin to Piedmont Presbytery 14 

Rev. J. A. Boyd to Abingdon Presbytery 14 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. to Louisiana Presbytery 10 

Rev. W. L. Foley to Lexington Presbytery 38 

Rev. W. H. Kryder to Birmingham Presbytery 52 

Rev. Guy M. Morrow to Fayetteville Presbytery. 48 

Rev. T. B. Ruff to Mecklenburg Presbytery 48 

Honorably Retired— Rev. T. B. Ruff 48 

Received: 

Rev. John R. Dail ..^ 10, 16 

Rev. Chas. G. Fitzpatrick 48, 53 

Rev. Jerry C. McCann 48, 53 

Rev. Burton M. Sherrod - , 48, 53 

MODERATOR, NOMINATION OF REV. KAY M. MISENHEIMER 37 

Election of 41 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTIONS: 

Rev. Jas. T. Benjamin _ 12 

Rev. J. A. Boyd 14 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 10 

Rev. W. L. Foley 38 

Rev. W. H. Kryder 52 

Rev. Guy M. Morrow 48 

RESOLUTIONS: 

Senator W. Kerr Scott's Death 13 

Of Thanks to Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr. 16 

In Regard to Faith Church Property 43-44 

PRESBYTERY: 

Communications - 10-13; 43-48 

Dockets --^ -. - 9, 38, 42 

Invitations for Meeting 12 

Ministerial Roll 3 

Roll 7-8; 38, 40-41 

Time and Place of Next Meeting — _ 37, 55 

Visiting Brethren - 10, 43 

STATED CLERK: 

Resignation of Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr 10 

Election of Rev. R. H. Stone 36 

"THIRTY DAYS WITH JESUS" 53-54 

TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, INSTRUCTIONS TO — 39 



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I LINDSAY, SQUIRES & EVERETT 

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS 
GREENSBORO, N. C. 
April 9, 1957 

Chairman Audit Committee 
Orange Presbytery 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

Dear Sir: 

In accordance with your instructions we have examined the books and 
financial records of 

TRUSTEES, CAMP NEW HOPE 
OPERATING FUND, CAMP NEW HOPE 
MAINTENANCE FUND, CAMP NEW HOPE 

lor the year ended December 31, 1956. Our examination was limited to the 
records maintained by the treasurer of the respective funds. 

Cash receipts were test-checked to duplicate receipt records and traced 
to the depository. Expenditures are supported by endorsed cancelled checks all 
)f which were examined by us with the exception of those which had not been 
presented to the bank for payment at the date of our examination. 

Because of the limitation of our examination we are not in position to 
express an opinion in regard to the accompanying statements. 



LINDSAY, SQUIRES AND EVERETT 



Certified Public Accountants 



Exhibit "A" 



TRUSTEES, CAMP NEW HOPE 
J. R. Ingram, Treasurer 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

September 9, 1955 through December 31, 1956 

RECEIPTS 

Transfer by T. Henry Patterson, Treasurer $14,600.05 • . .ar - 

Subsequent Remittances, Orange Presbytery 8,328.88 $22,928.93 
Gifts from Individual Churches 2,952.78 
Christian Education Committee 3,000.00 
Richardson Memorial Fund 8,815.01 

$37,696.72 

Loan, Trustees of Orange Presbytery 39,000.00 

TOTAL RECEIPTS $67,696.72 



DISBURSEMENTS J- .iV' 

Cash Advance Camp Operations $ 300.00 

Insurance 259.95 

W. C. Lyon Company 119.60 

Patterson Mattress Company , : / : . : . , .541,10 

Appraisal Fee 45.00 

Heater Well Company .. . 48.00 

Interest - . ; 479.55 
Cost of Pool: 

Construction . $55,247.84 

■ Architect's Fee ■■ 1,267.39 56,515.23 58,308.43 

$ 9,388.29 

Curtailment of Indebtedness - 2,500.00 

CASH BALANCE, DECEMBER 31, 1956 ^ $ 6,888.29 

REPRESENTED BY: 

Balance, Central National Bank, Sanford, N. C. $ 5,214.62 

Deposit in Transit 1,673.67 

AS ABOVE ■ $ 6,888.29 



Exhibit "B" 



CAMP NEW HOPE 
OPERATING FUND 

CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
^ Year Ended December 31, 1956 

CASH BALANCE, JANUARY 1, 1956 $ 555.25 
RECEIPTS 

Camp Fees $9,053.30 

Less: Camp Fees Refunded 359.00 $8,694.30 

Refreshment Stand 1,617.24 

Offering 3.50 

Camp Rental 37.00 

Insurance 10.00 

Camp Nurse Salary 90.00 

Contribution to Staff Salaries 807.70 

Publicity and Printing 15.00 

Miscellaneous 2,124.69 13,399.43 

CASH REC. & BAL. BROUGHT FWD. $13,954.63 

EXPENDITURES 

Refreshment Purchases $1,301.24 

Contribution 72.84 

Camp Rental 793.00 

Food Purchases 8,096.41 

St